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Finding My Voice | Triathlon inspiration from the voice of Ironman Mike Reilly

Mike Reilly has been involved with Ironman from the very beginning, 40 years ago. He's the beloved voice of Ironman, the finish line announcer who bestows the honor of the call "You are an IRONMAN!" on those who complete the race. He's also one of the most positive, inspiring people involved in the sport. And now, he has written a book detailing some of the most incredible tales from his four decades meeting the people who participate in Ironman races. On this episode, Mike returns for his...


Fight of the underdog | Pro triathlete Emma Pallant

Emma Pallant is a British pro-triathlete who first made her mark as a track athlete, winning British Universities Championships and European Cross Country Championships (to name a couple.) She took up triathlon in 2012 and started winning both triathlons and duathlons, becoming the World Duathlon champ in 2015. With her focus shifted strictly to triathlon, Emma had a strong year in 2017, picking up 2nd place in the 70.3 World Championship, and in 2018 winning in Mallorca, Barcelona and...


First ever Trainiac mini-camp

For the first time ever, Taren hosted two Trainiacs in Winnipeg for a mini training camp inside the pain cave. In this podcast, Taren and NTK talk to Ben Briu and Dave Mcilmoyle about their experience as amateur triathletes going through a camp for the first time, and what motivates them to train and race. SHOW SPONSORS Four Sigmatic


Cody Beals | Winner of IM Mont Tremblant & Chattanooga

Cody Beals is one of the hottest professional triathletes on the circuit right now, notching wins at Ironman Mont Tremblant (beating favourite Lionel Sanders in that race) and Ironman Chattanooga in 2018. Based out of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, Cody found his way to competing as a pro in 2014, having a top five finish at Ironman 70.3 Muskoka as his final age group race of 2013. On today's episode of the Triathlon Taren podcast, Taren and NTK talk to Cody not just about his sudden rise in...


Lucy Charles | The next great female triathlete, could she win Kona in 2018?

Lucy Charles is a 24-year old professional triathlete who has literally burst onto the scene, seemingly out of nowhere, and is being called the next great female triathlet. Previously a high level swimmer in the UK, she made her triathlon debut in 2014 as an amateur, winning her age group in Kona in 2015. She subsequently turned pro and has been shocking the world ever since. Charles won Ironman Lanzalote in 2017, she came second place to Daniela Ryf in the 2017 World Ironman Championship,...


2018 IM 70.3 World Championship Pro Race Recap

The 2018 Ironman 70.3 World Championship was held in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. On this week's episode of the Triathlon Taren podcast, we talk about the pro race including Jan Frodeno, Javier Gomez Noya, Alistair Brownlee, Ben Kanute, Sam Appleton, Lucy Charles, Daniela Ryf, Sara True, Heather Wurtelle, as well as the location and thoughts on the upcoming full Ironman World Championship in Kona in October! SHOW SUPPORTERS: Four Sigmatic New Wave Swim Buoy (Get 10% off on New Wave Swim...


Ironman 70.3 World Championship Race Recap

The Ironman 70.3 World Championship was held in Port Elizabeth, South Africa on September 2nd, 2018. That's where Triathlon Taren posted a personal best time of 4:35:59 -- exactly six minutes faster than his previous PB in the 70.3 at Coeur D'Alene, Idaho back in June 2018. In this episode of the podcast, Taren dives into every nitty, gritty detail of the race. How he felt on each leg of the race, what his race tactics were, how those tactics compared to his pre-race plan, and what...


Pro Triathlete Coach Erin Carson | Strength Training For Triathletes

Erin Carson is co-owner and operator of RallySport in Boulder, Colorado. Not only does she run the training facility and health club, Erin runs ECFit Boulder, where she coaches many current and former world championship athletes including three-time Ironman World Champion Mirinda Carfrae, two-time ITU World Champion Flora Duffy, and Tim O’Donnell, Long Course Triathlon World Champion. On the podcast, Taren and Erin get down and dirty about strength training for triathletes! They talk...


2018 Ironman 70.3 World Championship Pro Panel

On this bonus episode of the Triathlon Taren podcast, we bring you the audio from the 2018 Ironman 70.3 World Championship pro triathlete pre-race interview panel from Port Elizabeth, South Africa. The field is considered one of the best ever to compete at the 70.3 Worlds and includes, on the women's side, Lucy Charles, Sara True, Emma Pallant, Jeanni Seymour, and number one seed, Daniela Ryf. On the men's side, Sam Appleton, James Cunnama, Alistair Brownlee, Ben Kanute, Jan Frodeno, and...


Mat Steinmetz | Faster cycling and best triathlon bike setup from the owner of 51 Speedshop

Mat Steinmetz is a self described "Sports Scientist, Coach, Bike Fit Specialist, and Age-Group Triathlete". He's also the owner of 51 Speedshop, which is quickly becoming known as one of the top bicycle component makers in triathlon as their products focus on on comfort, positioning, and aerodynamics. On this week's Triathlon Taren podcast, Mat talks with Taren about proper bike fit and all things cycling, common bike fit mistakes, how small tweaks can make huge improvements in a...


Talbot Cox |The man behind the camera for Lionel Sanders, Gwen Jorgensen and Mirinda Carfrae

Talbot Cox burst onto the triathlon scene at Kona in 2017 when he published his first behind-the-scenes video with pro triathlete Lionel Sanders, which instantly garnered hundreds of thousands of views. Since then, he's done photography and video work for some of the world's top professionals at triathlons around the country including regular content for Gwen Jorgensen as she chases Olympic gold medal in marathon, and two-time Kona champ Mirinda Carfrae and pro triathlete husband Tim...


Pro Triathlete Ben Hoffman | USA's best hope at Kona

Ben Hoffman is a professional triathlete from Grand Junction, Colorado. He started training for tri at the University of Montana and quickly rose to the top of the ranks at the collegiate level. He turned pro in 2007 and has had two top 5 finishes at Kona, plus several other Ironman, Half-Ironman, and National Championship victories. On today's episode of the Triathlon Taren podcast, Taren and Ben chat about overcoming injuries, keeping focus, and Ben's expectations for himself at...


More triathlon swimming with swim coach Michael Collins

Michael Collins is the head coach of Nova Masters in Orange County CA, and owner of Multisports Orange County. He coaches swimmers and triathletes from age groupers to Olympians for more than 30 years, and he also competed as a professional triathlete for five years, and still races as a top age-grouper in sprint and Olympic distances. On the podcast today, Taren chats with Mike about some easy changes age groupers can make to their swim strokes to swim faster and more effortlessly! And...


Exactly how triathletes should train for the swim | Part 2 with Gerry Rodriguez

Gerry Rodriguez, the founder and head coach of Tower 26, is known as one of the top triathlon swim coaches. He has such athletes on his roster as triathlon pros Lionel Sanders and Linsey Corbin, just to name a couple. But he also works with age-groupers of all skill levels to improve their swim strokes, both in person and through his sought-after online swim program. On this episode of the Triathlon Taren podcast, Taren visited Gerry in California for a few days of swim training and they...


Reigning Olympic gold medalist Gwen Jorgensen leaves triathlon for marathon

Since 2010, Gwen Jorgensen has been known as a top female athlete in triathlon after being named USA Triathlon's Rookie of the Year. She placed 2nd in the 2011 World Championship Series in London, earning a spot on the 2012 USA Olympic triathlon team. In the following years, she wracked up countless podium finishes in the World Triathlon Series before winning Gold at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. She had a baby in early 2017 and later in the year, Jorgensen announced she'd be retiring...


Melissa Hauschildt: all that's left for her is to win Kona

Melissa Hauschildt is one of the best triathletes of all-time. In her nearly 70 pro triathlons she's won 47 races setting course records in the majority of her wins and holds the world record for most half-ironman wins by a female in under 4:10. However, due to an unbelievable string of bad luck Mel Hauschildt has done everything in the sport of triathlon besides win the Ironman World Championship despite being one of the best pro triathletes in the world. Topics discussed in this triathlon...


Unbelievable comeback after horrific accident in Kona 2017| Pro Triathlete Matt Russell - Triathlon Taren Podcast

Professional triathlete Matt Russell was having a great race at Kona in 2017 when he was hit by a vehicle mid-race. Not only did he suffer nearly life-ending physical injuries, he sustained a catastrophic brain injury. The accident was so bad, he doesn't remember any of it, he only knows the details relayed to him by fellow triathletes on the course who saw it happen. Incredibly, he is already back to racing, despite the fact he still has many side-effects from what happened. On today's...


Winner of 2018 Ironman 70.3 CDA, Pro Triathlete Matt Hanson - Triathlon Taren Podcast

With a time of 3:50:09, pro triathlete Matt Hanson was the men's winner of 2018 Ironman 70.3 Coeur D'Alene. Hanson has been in the professional ranks since 2014 when he won Ironman Chattanooga in his first year as a pro. He also set three run course records that year. In 2015, a win at Ironman Texas (where he also set the course record) saw him named North American champ. He's raced successfully around the world ever since. On today's podcast, Hanson chats with us just a couple of hours...


Half-Ironman Coeur d’Alene 70.3 2018 Race Recap - Triathlon Taren Podcast

Triathlon Taren does a race recap for his race in half-ironman Coeur d'Alene 70.3 and how the race went down for the pros and eventual overall winners Matt Hanson and Haley Chura. Triathlon Taren goes through his race prep in training, what he did differently in 2018 vs 2017, how his taper process was different, how the race itself went in INCoeur d'Alene 70.3, and the triathlon training lessons he'll be taking away for future races.


Obese and bullied, triathlete Ian Harding lost 100 lbs and helps others get healthy - Triathlon Taren Podcast

Ian Harding grew up overweight. He was bullied and bordering on depressed, and as he grew older, found himself drinking an unhealthy amount. At high end, he was 320lbs and climbing. Once he made it to college, he had a few eye-opening experiences that made him realize a life change was in order. That life change included triathlon; Ian has since lost 100lbs, has competed in two USA Triathlon Age Group Nationals, and chooses a healthy lifestyle every day. On today's Triathlon Taren podcast,...