TRS Radio: Triathlon / Interviews / Comedy / Opini

TRS Radio: Triathlon / Interviews / Comedy / Opini

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This 60-90 minute "live-to-tape" podcast features funny and candid interviews, comedy bits and the occasional angry rant. TRS Radio is hosted by Ben Hobbs, Publisher of TRStriathlon.com, the #1 website for truth-seeking triathletes and fans of pro triathlon racing. Ben and co-host, Dark Mark, regularly challenge the establishment as they examine the news and controversy of the week with wit, humor and irreverence. Dark Mark is a legendary joke writer, humorist and proponent of the mustache. Please support the show by visiting patreon.com/trs.

Episodes

TRS111 Tim Don  

In this episode, Ben catches up with AJ Baucco to discuss Eagleman 70.3, Challenge Aruba, and 2 instances of course cutting over the weekend. 

Next, Ben spoke with the new Ironman World Record Holder for fastest time over the distance, Tim Don, about his new approach to the bike, the issue of lead motos, and zeroing in on Kona this year. 

Bonus Content:

If you want to hear this and other bonus content, please consider becoming a patron. You can also support the show by leaving a glowing iTunes review. 

Sponsors:

To receive 10% off of TriRig Omega X brake and/or the amazing Omni bike, visit tririg.com/hobbs.

Follow Challenge Aruba on twitter. Check out the website and join us for the race on October 22nd. To enter the contest to win a free room and race entry visit http://www.challenge-aruba.com/winafreetrip. 

Follow Castelli Triathlon on Instagram and visit their website to learn more about custom kits for triathlon clubs.

Another great way to support TRS Triathlon and TRS Radio is to use our link when shopping on Amazon. Make this your Amazon bookmark. Thank you!

TRS110 Lionel Sanders  

In this episode Ben announces a new partnership with Challenge Aruba and then he chats with Aaron Webstey, Dark Mark and Emily Cocks (aka #DarkWebCocks)  about all of the recent news and controversy including but not limited to the Rapp-Dimond settlement, The Championship, lead motos, world records, relays, Creed and conference relaxation techniques. 

Then, Ben interviewed Lionel Sanders. They discussed golf, racing, future plans and what motivates him. Hilarity ensued. Follow Lionel on Facebook.

Bonus Content:

If you want to hear this and other bonus content, please consider becoming a patron. You can also support the show by leaving a glowing iTunes review. 

Sponsors:

To receive 10% off of TriRig Omega X brake and/or the amazing Omni bike, visit tririg.com/hobbs.

Follow Challenge Aruba on twitter. Check out the website and join us for the race on October 22nd. To enter the contest to win a free room and race entry visit http://www.challenge-aruba.com/winafreetrip. 

Another great way to support TRS Triathlon and TRS Radio is to use our link when shopping on Amazon. Make this your Amazon bookmark. Thank you!

TRS109 Jenny Fletcher  

In this episode Ben talks to Canadian pro triathlete and professional model, Jenny Fletcher, about life, Airstreams, her career, future plans and more. Follow Jenny on Instagram, and twitter.

Bonus Content:

If you want to hear this and other bonus content, please consider becoming a patron. You can also support the show by leaving a glowing iTunes review. 

Sponsors:

To receive 10% off of TriRig Omega X brake and/or the amazing Omni bike, visit trig.com/hobbs.

Follow Castelli Triathlon on Instagram and visit their website to learn more about custom kits for triathlon clubs. 

Another great way to support TRS Triathlon and TRS Radio is to use our link when shopping on Amazon. Make this your Amazon bookmark. Thank you!

TRS108 Jodie Robertson + Tommy Zaferes  

First, Ben rants about the total lack of pro Ironman race coverage. Then, Ben hosts another edition of Joke Me Off starring Dark Mark and Tommy Zaferes. Follow Tommy on instagram and check out their tiny house on a recent television appearance.

Finally, Ben talks to Jodie Robertson, the 2017 Ironman North American Regional Champion, aka the woman who won Ironman Texas. They discussed her endurance and teaching career, favorite songs to sing with children and plans to dominate the field in Kona this year. 

Bonus Content:

If you want to hear this and other bonus content, please consider becoming a patron. You can also support the show by leaving a glowing iTunes review. 

Sponsors:

To receive 10% off of TriRig Omega X brake and/or the amazing Omni bike, visit trig.com/hobbs.

Follow Castelli Triathlon on Instagram and visit their website to learn more about custom kits for triathlon clubs. 

Another great way to support TRS Triathlon and TRS Radio is to use our link when shopping on Amazon. Make this your Amazon bookmark. Thank you!

TRS107 Ben Hoffman  

In this episode Ben talks to Emily Cocks and Dark Mark about Ironman Texas, the amazing comeback of Andrew Starykowitz, and the Rapp versus Dimond legal drama

Next up, Ben Hobbs interviewed Ben Hoffman, the Ironman South Africa champ and reigning fastest American in Kona. They discussed golf, Airstreams, wedding crashers, Strava bullying and racing hungover among other triathlon related topics. 

Bonus Content:

If you want to hear this and other bonus content, please consider becoming a patron. You can also support the show by leaving a glowing iTunes review. 

Sponsors:

To receive 10% off of TriRig Omega X brake and/or the amazing Omni bike, visit trig.com/hobbs.

Follow Castelli Triathlon on Instagram and visit their website to learn more about custom kits for triathlon clubs. 

Another great way to support TRS Triathlon and TRS Radio is to use our link when shopping on Amazon. Make this your Amazon bookmark. Thank you

TRS106 Publius Valerius, Desert Dude & Ex-cyclist  

In this episode Ben talks to Kiley Austin-Young, Brian Stover and Heath Dotson also known as Publius Valarius, Desert Dude and Ex-cyclist about their independent super-bike wind tunnel test scheduled for Tuesday April 18 at the A2 Windtunnel in North Carolina. 

Please visit their GoFundMe page and consider contributing to this effort.

Bonus Content:

If you want to hear this and other bonus content, please consider becoming a patron. You can also support the show by leaving a glowing iTunes review. 

Sponsors:

Follow Castelli Triathlon on Instagram and visit their website to learn more about custom kits for triathlon clubs. 

Another great way to support TRS Triathlon and TRS Radio is to use our link when shopping on Amazon. Make this your Amazon bookmark. Thank you

TRS105 Jocelyn McCauley, Matt Hanson & Tim Floyd  

This episode was recorded face-to-face in Houston, TX. First, Ben talked with the 2 x Ironman Champion, Jocelyn McCauley and triathlon's greatest swim coach, Tim Floyd of Magnolia Masters and the new podcast, Coffee, Beer, Coaching and Dogs. Then, Ben interviewed Matt Hanson, the 2015 North America Region Ironman Champion. 

Bonus Content:

If you want to hear this and other bonus content, please consider becoming a patron. You can also support the show by leaving a glowing iTunes review. 

Sponsors:

Follow Castelli Triathlon on Instagram and visit their website to learn more about custom kits for triathlon clubs. 

Another great way to support TRS Triathlon and TRS Radio is to use our link when shopping on Amazon. Make this your Amazon bookmark. Thank you

TRS104 Mauricio Mendez, Xterra World Champion  

First, Ben is joined by Dark Mark, Aaron Webstey and Emily Cocks to discuss a big weekend of races. To wrap things up, Aaron faced off against Emily Cocks in a game show for no money and zero prizes. Tune in to see who won. 

Next, Ben talked with Mauricio Mendez Cruz, a 21 year old phenom from Mexico City. He passed Timothy O'Donnell in the final mile to win Ironman 70.3 Texas this weekend and he is your reigning 2016 Xterra World Champion. They discussed many topics such as father-son relationships and Trump's plan to build a wall. Follow Mau on Instagram.

Bonus Content:

If you want to hear this and other bonus content, please consider becoming a patron. You can also support the show by leaving a glowing iTunes review. 

Sponsors:

Follow Castelli Triathlon on Instagram and visit their website to learn more about custom kits for triathlon clubs. 

Another great way to support TRS Triathlon and TRS Radio is to use our link when shopping on Amazon. Make this your Amazon bookmark. Thank you

TRS103 Uli Fluhme  

To start things off, Ben is joined by the ex-pro co-host of the Triathlon Preview Show, Emily Cocks. They discussed the weekend's race results, did some voice impressions and praised Chris McCormack regarding Super Leage Tri. 

Next up Ben talked with Uli Fluhme, the anti-doping lobbyist and the founder of the uber-succesful cycling event company, GFNY. They talked about launching the Grand Fondo New York and busting PED using racers at his events. He then shared his view on the impact of doping on endurance sport and what should be done about it. 

Bonus Content:

If you want to hear this and other bonus content, please consider becoming a patron. You can also support the show by leaving a glowing iTunes review. 

Sponsors:

Follow Castelli Triathlon on Instagram and visit their website to learn more about custom kits for triathlon clubs. 

Another great way to support TRS Triathlon and TRS Radio is to use our link when shopping on Amazon. Make this your Amazon bookmark. Thank you

TRS102 Joe Maloy  

First, Ben and Dark Mark discuss grizzly bears, homicide investigations, text etiquette, the 20 minute 5k, verbal abuse and more. 

Then, Ben interviews the very recently retired 31 year old Olympian, Joe Maloy. Joe is a world champion, an Escape from Alcatraz champion, an American Olympian and an all around great guy. In a shocking blog post he announced his retirement last week, and TRS got the exclusive interview you've all been waiting for. Why is he walking away from the sport? What is he running towards? This and much more.

Bonus Content:

If you want to hear this and other bonus content, please consider becoming a patron. You can also support the show by leaving a glowing iTunes review. 

Sponsors:

Follow Castelli Triathlon on Instagram and visit their website to learn more about custom kits for triathlon clubs. 

Another great way to support TRS Triathlon and TRS Radio is to use our link when shopping on Amazon. Make this your Amazon bookmark. Thank you

TRS101 Andrew Starykowicz  

In this episide Ben talks with co-host of the Triathlon Preview Show, Emily Cocks about ITU Abu Dhabi, Ironman New Zeland and the kick-off to the pro race season.

Then Ben and Dark Mark chat with Andrew Starykowics about his terrible bike accident, his planned comeback, health issues with his infant son, Donald Trump, thoughts about recent doping cases and much more. Patrons will also hear bonus content that involves his visit to the sperm bank, talking shit with Macca and why he greatly resents Ben Hobbs and the direction of TRS Triathlon.

If you want to hear this and other bonus content, please consider becoming a patron. You can also support the show by leaving a glowing iTunes review. 

Sponsors:

Follow Castelli Triathlon on Instagram and visit their website to learn more about custom kits for triathlon clubs. 

Another great way to support TRS Triathlon and TRS Radio is to use our link when shopping on Amazon. Make this your Amazon bookmark. Thank you

TRS Episode 100  

This was recorded on a Saturday night over many beers. Ben, Dark Mark and Aaron Webstey reminisced about the first 99 episodes, broke down workplace relaxation, and later made phony phone calls to members of the triathlon community. 

Thank you all for the support. Here's to the next 100 episodes!

If you want to be a real peach, please consider becoming a patron. You could also leave us a glowing iTunes review. 

Sponsors:

Follow Castelli Triathlon on Instagram and visit their website to learn more about custom kits for triathlon clubs. 

Another great way to support TRS Triathlon and TRS Radio is to use our link when shopping on Amazon. Make this your Amazon bookmark. Thank you

TRS99 Flora Duffy + Howard Jacobs  

This episode features two tremendous interviews. The first is with Howard Jacobs, one of the world's leading athlete doping defense attorneys. He has represented high profile athletes like Floyd Landis, Maria Sharapova and Marion Jones. More recently, he represented both Lauren Barnett and Beth Gerdes in their Ostarine cases. 

Ben also spoke with the reigning ITU World Triathlon Series Champion, Flora Duffy. Not only did she win a world championship in the ITU WTS in 2016, she also won a world championship in ITU off-road race and the Xterra off-road series (her 3rd in a row). 

Sponsors:

Follow Castelli Triathlon on Instagram and visit their website to learn more about custom kits for triathlon clubs. 

Another great way to support TRS Triathlon and TRS Radio is to use our link when shopping on Amazon. Make this your Amazon bookmark. Thank you

TRS98 Mary Beth Ellis  

First Ben talks about SARMageddon and a new development with WTC regarding the handling of this case. Then, Ben interviews the recently retired 11 time Ironman Champion, Mary Beth Ellis. They discussed her career, her proudest accomplishment, times she thinks she was an asshole, differences and similarities between Brett Sutton and Siri Lindley and much more. 

To learn more about Mary Beth's coaching services, visit this website

Sponsors:

Follow Castelli Triathlon on Instagram and visit their website to learn more about custom kits for triathlon clubs. 

Another great way to support TRS Triathlon and TRS Radio is to use our link when shopping on Amazon. Make this your Amazon bookmark. Thank you!

TRS97 Positive Tests + Brad Culp  

In this episode Ben and Dark Mark discuss 2 positive tests for Ostarine, a banned anabolic PED, that resulted in suspensions for Beth Gerdes and Lauren Barnett. They also discussed Macca's new SuperLeague Tri Series and whether or not Ben will re-join society. 

Next, Ben had a conversation with Brad Culp, the former Editor in Chief of Lava Magazine about the Triathlon Business International conference in Dallas. 

Sponsors:

Follow Castelli Triathlon on Instagram and visit their website to learn more about custom kits for triathlon clubs. 

Another great way to support TRS Triathlon and TRS Radio is to use our link when shopping on Amazon. Make this your Amazon bookmark. Thank you!

TRS96 Ben Kanute + Clips from the Drinking Episode  

In this episode, we begin with a dramatic reading of an actual race report. Then, Ben and Dark Mark review 2016, course cutting at Ironman Bahrain, the year end prize money totals for the sport and more. For the interview portion of the show, Ben talked with American Olympian, Ben Kanute, about his career, his love life, getting phished, plans for the future and a recent coaching change. Finally, we re-played an edited portion of the 2016 Kona Drinking Episode that had, until this moment, been available only to Patrons. Click here to learn more about becoming a patron.

Links:

GoFundMe for the children of Colin Hackett.

Ben Kanute coffee videos.

Sponsors:

Follow Castelli Triathlon on Instagram and visit their website to learn more about custom kits for triathlon clubs. 

Check out the great deals on Junior and other road bikes by Culprit Bicycles.

Another great way to support TRS Triathlon and TRS Radio is to use our link when shopping on Amazon. Make this your Amazon bookmark. Thank you!

TRS95 Lionel Sanders  

In this episode Ben talks with Triathlon Magazine Canada's Claire Duncan about the story she broke involving an undisclosed male from British triathlon who tested positive for Clenbuterol, a PED banned by WADA. He also interviewed the new Ironman World Record holder for fastest time, Lionel Sanders. Finally, he checked in with the owner of the Toughman triathlon series, Richard Izzo, to discuss the business of race directing, the future of long course triathlon in North America and the vision for Toughman globally.

Sponsors:

Follow Castelli Triathlon on Instagram and visit their website to learn more about custom kits for triathlon clubs. 

Check out Huub Design on twitter and visit their website for more information about their fantastic line of products.

Another great way to support TRS Triathlon and TRS Radio is to use our link when shopping on Amazon. Make this your Amazon bookmark. Thank you!

TRS94 Vicki Holland  

In this episode, Ben interviews Vicki Holland, the 2016 Olympic Bronze medalist. They discussed meeting the Queen, the possibility of a King Trump, out-sprinting her roommate for the bronze, plus life and romance in Leeds. 

Sponsors:

Follow Castelli Triathlon on Instagram and visit their website to learn more about custom kits for triathlon clubs. 

Check out Huub Design on twitter and visit their website for more information about their fantastic line of products.

Another great way to support TRS Triathlon and TRS Radio is to use our link when shopping on Amazon. Make this your Amazon bookmark. Thank you!

TRS93 Colin Hackett  

In this episode Dark Mark introduces a new segment called "course cutters of the week". You don't want to miss it. Next, Ben gives a brief state of the union regarding all things TRS, including the spin-off of the TRS forum and new direction for the main website. 

Finally, Ben interviews Colin Hackett an age-group athlete from Edmonton, Alberta. At one point Colin was 325 lbs and ashamed to take his shirt off by the pool. In the next 6 years, he completed 7 Ironman triathlons including Ironman Arizona where he went sub 12 at 250lbs. Weeks before his 8th Ironman, he was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer and given 2 years to live. Since then, he's continued to do cool stuff, love his family, train, race (4 Ironman events), teach school and referee hockey games while receiving chemo every couple of weeks. 

Check out his blog Trials of a Big Triathlete and follow him on twitter.

Sponsors:

Follow Castelli Triathlon on Instagram and visit their website to learn more about custom kits for triathlon clubs. 

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