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TT86: Retired Pro Wes Hobson Covering Lots Of Things

Wes Hobson was one of the top triathletes of the 1990s.  He turned pro in 1990 and retired in 2001.  In his second year as a pro he was competing with and sometimes beating the Big Four: Mark Allen, Dave Scott, Scott Molina, and Mike Pigg.  During his career he was named Triathlete of the Year by the United States Olympic Committee, won 35 races, and was the first American to win an ITU World Cup Triathlon.  Wes Hobson

He talked about transitioning into the sport from collegiate swimming to racing with the fastest triathletes in the world.  Along the way he dealt with chronic fatigue and enduring a nine month period in 1997 in which he could barely train.  This was preceded by an 8 week period of high volume and an absurd amount of high intensity training.   In a period of 2-3  weeks he suddenly came out of it.  He got coaching from Joe Friel and was a contender to qualify for the US Olympic team in 2000 but missed out.

He retired in 2001 but since then has kept busy with many different business pursuits, including
a very successful career in real estate in Boulder.  He talks about that transition and how
continuously following his passion has led to success and fulfillment.

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For Boulder area real estate contact Wes at W...@RealEstateBoulder.com or RealEstateBoulder.com

Wes’ wife, Hayley, at HayleyHobson.com

3StepSolutions.com for small business website, contact management, and more.

 

TT069: 2016 Olympic Hopeful Joe Maloy

Joe Maloy

Joe Running Toward Victory @ 2016 Tritonman Triathlon

Joe Maloy is currently 2nd in the point standings to qualify for the 2016 United States Men’s Olympic team. There is just one more qualifying race at which to earn points and that’s the ITU WTS event in Yokohama, Japan May 14. Joe, age 30, talks about his path in triathlon and his current training base in Poway, California.

It’s an inside look at the process and dedication required to become an Olympian.  Joe swam in college, won 2009 USAT Age Group National Championships, and continued to improve as he pursued ITU draft legal racing.  Have a listen and you’ll have someone to root for in Brazil if Joe qualifies for the team.

Follow Joe:

Joetriathlon.com
https://www.instagram.com/joemaloy/

USA Triathlon Olympic Point Totals as of February 2016:

US Triathlon Olympic Qualifying

 

 

 

 

 

 

Point available for the top 18 spots at in Yokohama (multiply points by 1.066667 for that race):

Points for Final Olympic Triathlon Qualifier

TT045: Ironman Arizona Winner & Olympian Brent McMahon

At age 34 Canadian Brent McMahon attempted his first Ironman in Arizona.  Previously, he was a 2004 and 2012 Olympian, and 2014 was going well with four Ironman 70.3 wins.  On the starting line he didn’t have a time goal, nor had he even pondered a finishing time before this race.

He followed a race plan crafted with Lance Watson, his coach of 20 years.  That included a caloric intake of roughly 500 calories per hour on the bike while ignoring his competitors.  When a couple contenders passed him early in the bike he started to ride with them but backed off when he realized it required a greater power output than he planned to ride.

He finished the bike in third after a 4:21 split.  He ran the first half of the marathon in 1:20 and finished with a 2:43 run, giving him a 5 minute margin of victory and a 7:55 final time, the fastest Ironman debut in history.

Despite competing at a level far above most triathletes, his race execution tips are golden and helpful to all triathletes.

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