Triathlete and runner Rob Jones was serving as a combat engineer in the United States Marines when he stepped on a land mine. The result was a “left knee dis-articulation and a right above knee amputation of my legs.” Through his recovery he subsequently trained for and competing in rowing in the Paralymics, where he won a bronze medal with his scull teammate. In 2013, he conducted a solo/supported bike ride across the country and raised more than $125,000 for for the Coalition to Salute America's Heroes, the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund, and Ride 2 Recovery. In October, Rob will be running 31 marathons in 31 days to raise money for a number of good causes. For more info, go to http://robjonesjourney.com.
Wayne Kurtz is a couple of weeks out from competing in his umpteenth Deca Iron event--a race composed of the distance of 10 Ironman triathlons. In his new book, It's All About the Deca, Wayne writes about the how-to of a seemingly possible event. This week we interview Wayne about his new book and why racing a Deca is a life-changing experience.
If you've completed an Ironman triathlon, there's a good chance you've been called across the finish line by Mike Reilly, the Voice of the Ironman. Mike has announced more than 300 triathlons in a career spanning several decades. He first announced the Hawaii Ironman in 1989 and hasn't missed a year since. To follow Mike and keep posted about a new book project he's taken on, visit MikeReilly.net. Photo by Eddie Silvers/FinisherPix
A talk with Jon Gilson at the Whole Life Challenge, an 8-week program that guides participants through resetting/improving on seven daily foundational habits, including clean eating, hydration, sleeping and more. This interview was recorded earlier this summer. The next WLC begins September 16. Www.wholelifechallenge.com
Australian 70.3 and IM star Joe Gambles talks about his remarkable comeback from what seemed to be a career-ending injury to an 8:04 Ironman this past June (his best time), about how good of an all-around athlete Mirinda Carfrae is, being a new father and also how hard it can be on the nerves watching you athlete (Heather Jackson in his case) fight her way through to a breakthrough performance at the 2016 Hawaii Ironman (where she finished 3rd). Gambles also talks about how Dave Scott would make a good Australian.
Mountain Strength CrossFit (http://www.mountainstrength.com), located in the town of Winchester in the metro Boston area, has established itself as a leader in working with the endurance athlete and obstacle-course racer world. Rich Borgatti, MSC owner, has become a pioneer in coaching the OCR crowd as well as mentoring runners in the ways of functional fitness training for better mobility and power. In this episode, we talk with Borgatti and MSC coach (and former race car driver) John Mariana about how to go about being a more resilient, powerful endurance athlete.