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Episode 16: Nationals Preview and U23 Triathlete and UGA Runner Darr Smith

Episode 16: Nationals Preview and U23 Triathlete and UGA Runner Darr Smith by Aidan Landrum


Episode 15: Junior Elite Drew Shellenberger

Welcome to Episode 15 of the U23 Triathlon Podcast. We interviewed Junior Elite Drew Shellenberger about his development in the sport from a young swimmer and IronKids participant to his continued success as a Junior Elite athlete. Drew is a Youth Elite National Champion, a 2x High School National Champion and will be representing the United States later this year at the Youth Olympic Games in Argentina. Thank you for listening.


Episode 14: Youth Elite Lawson Mcleod and Pleasant Prairie Race Recap

Welcome to Episode 14 of the U23 Triathlon Podcast. Thanks for tuning in. This week we talk to Youth Elite Lawson McLeod with Triton Elite in Florida. Lawson is only 14 years old but he is a 5x USA Triathlon Age Group National Champion and a top-ranked Youth Elite. Lawson is a U23 Podcast Ambassador and provided live footage and commentary during the Pleasant Prairie races. We also have a race recap from Wisconsin so we hope you enjoy the show.


Episode 13: Junior Elite Triathlete Gillian Cridge

Welcome to Episode 13 of the U23 Triathlon Podcast. We talk to Junior Elite Gillian Cridge who is having a phenomenal season and looking forward to representing the USA at the Youth Olympic Games qualifiers this summer. Gillian talks with us about how she was introduced to the sport, how she became a front-pack swimmer and her new commitment to Origin Performance Squad. Thanks for tuning in and I hope you enjoy the episode.


Episode 12: U23 Elite Triathlete Kyleigh Spearing, High School Nationals and Richmond Elite Cup

In Episode 12 we recap the High School Nationals and Richmond Elite Cup races. We also speak to U23 Elite athlete Kyleigh Spearing. Kyleigh is the 2017 Junior Elite USA National Champion, a 3X member of the USA Junior World Championship Team and 3X Junior Elite All-American. She runs track and cross country at Cornell University and is a member of with Origin Performance Squad.


Episode 11: USAT Duathlon National Championships

Episode 11: USAT Duathlon National Championships by Aidan Landrum


Episode 9: Eli Hemming

Thanks for tuning in to the U23 Triathlon Podcast. Last weekend kicked off the US CAMTRI season opener in Clermont, Florida with the elite races on Saturday and EDR and F1 races on Saturday and Sunday. We saw some great performances on both days and it was exciting to usher in the 2018 race season. Best of luck to all the athletes racing this weekend in Sarasota. This week's episode features a USAT Nationals trivia section and our much-anticipated interview with Eli Hemming, athlete and...


Episode 8: Zach Wilson

We want to take a minute to thank our supporters both near and far. We've gotten a lot of recent support from Haley Chura of the Ironwomen Podcast, USA Triathlon, Talbot Cox, Roka Sports, and Michael Zimmerman of Rip Roar Events. We are so glad people are listening and enjoying the show. This week's episode features Zach Wilson from Carmel, Indiana. Zach is currently living and training in Arizona with Origin Performance. He talks about everything from developing into a dominant Youth...


Episode 7: Rachel Zilinskas, Jeremy Mize, Bike Trainers and Trivia

In this episode, we talk to former UGA distance and 10k open water swimmer Rachel Zilinskas. She gave us drills and tips for better open water swimming. We also talked to Jeremy Mize at Georgia Cycle Sport in Athens about getting your bike race ready for the upcoming season. We discussed cables, chains, bike fits, tire pressure, and rolling resistance. You don't want to miss what he has to say. In our Ten Minute Topic, I answer Tim Tait's question about indoor trainers. We also introduced...


Episode 6: Tamara Gorman

On this episode we discuss the recent news of Henri's Schoeman's TUE incident at the Rio Olympics and how it applies to you, and we interview the one and only Tamara Gorman. Tamara is a 2x Youth champion, 2x Junior champion, Junior World champion, and 2017 U23 World champion. She gives us an inside look into her transition from youth and junior elite triathlete to NCAA XC and track athlete and back to U23 triathlete. Tamara also discusses her goals for the season and qualifying for the...


Episode 5: Michael Zimmerman Pt 2

Episode 5 concludes our interview with race director and former HyVee IronKids announcer Michael Zimmerman. Michael is the owner of Rip Roar Events in Des Moines, Iowa, and he shared so much good information with us last week that we were able to break it into two parts. During this part of the interview, Michael shares the misfortune of having his trailer stolen with all of his race direction equipment. The truck was recovered, and totaled, the same day he found out he was battling two...


Episode 3: Cullen Goss and Lane Hollis

On this week's episode we talk with Cullen Goss, a former Junior Elite with the Southeast Junior High Performance Team who attends California Polytechnic State University and races for the Cal Poly Triathlon Team. We also speak to rising Junior Elite, Lane Hollis, about his 2017 season, podium finish at Youth Nationals and his plans for the future.


Episode 2: Junior Elite Kira Stanley

On Episode 2, Aidan and Joel discuss Gwen's decision to shift her focus to the marathon and we interview Junior Elite triathlete Kira Stanley. Kira is a 2x age group National Champion and the 2015 Youth Elite National Champion. She is coached by Eli Hemming with Origin Performance and recently committed to the Sundevil Triathlon Team at Arizona State University.


Episode 1: Holiday Preview

Episode 1 features our Holiday Guide and winter training tips from Emily Cameron of Fleet Feet and Micah Morlock of Georgia Cycle Sport. Emily shares her winter running must-haves and tips for staying motivated in the off season. Micah discusses some of the latest cycling technology for training and gaining free speed, and how to dress for outdoor winter rides.