Your weekly fix in all things Ironman!

News: Ironman New Zealand is coming up; Female age grouper tests positive for drugs; Ultraman Florida; John's ITU update. 

This Weeks Discussion: We going with the ITU this week. We want to know who you think will win the ITU series this year and which athletes will break through. Comment here. 

Age Groupers of the Week: This week we look at the top three age groupers at Challenge Wanaka. 

Statstastic: We look at some amazing stats from the world champs in 1999. 

Interview: This week we have Emma Mackie on the show to go deeper into the ice topic. Emma's thesis study when she was at Otago University was 'To cool or not to cool'. In this interview she ads more thoughts on this topic. 

Wanger of the Week: We look at the latest Wangers of the Week. 


Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_555_-_Emma_Mackie_on_ice.mp3
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News: Get your IMTalk gear; Results from Challenge Wanaka, Geelong 70.3, Husky LC; Super League Triathlon.

This Weeks Discussion: There's something special about running through a crowd in a race. So this week we thought we would ask what are the best things you have heard from the crowd in your racing experience? Comment here. 

This Weeks Photo: Here's Bevan and Jo on their special day.  

Interviews: This week we have post race interviews with the top three pros at Challenge Wanaka last weekend. These include: Dougal Allan, Yvonne van Vlerken, Mike Phillips, Laura Siddall, Luke Bell, Emma Bilham.

John's Race Report: John talks through his race at the Half at Challenge Wanaka last weekend. 

This Weeks Websites: Get your IMTalk gear. 

News: Not much news this week because we have prerecorded. 

Website of the Week: The Mountain Snail sent through this great video of the Island House Tri. 

Statstastic: We look at when Ironman become a non supported race. 

Interview: This week we have interview with Gary Reinl, the 'Anti Ice Man'. Gary talks about the why he feels Icing is the wrong way deal with treatment of injuries, he also talks about better ways to treat our injuries. You can get his book, Iced! - The Illusionary Treatment Option

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_553_-_Gary_Reinl.mp3
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News: Wanda Sports and ITU working together more; Beth Gerdes and Lauren Bernett suspended for drug use.

This Weeks Discussion: This weeks discussion was sent in from Paul Dennett, here's his question:  What do you use as inspiration for the last 5mins of hell on the turbo (Music/film/YouTube clip)? 

This Weeks Video: This is the video that Paul Dennett uses for inspiration in the last 5mins of his Turbo sessions. 

Interview: This week we have an interview with Budd Coates. Budd is a 2:13 Marathoner and is the Senior Director of Health and Fitness at Runner's World. We talk about his latest book Running on Air: The Revolutionary Way to Run Better by Breathing SmarterHere's Budd's work on Runner's World

Website of the Week: Graham Toms has created our very on webpage that keeps a record of IMTalk's Strava group. You can check it out here:

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_552_-_Budd_Coates.mp3
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