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Lucy Gossage at Kona 2016

Lucy Gossage – “When life gives you lemons…make lemonade”

Joanne Murphy (www.tritakingsport.co.uk) talks to the Duracell Bunny, Lucy Gossage in Kona ahead of Saturday’s IRONMAN World Championship 2016.

What do you do when you break your clavicle eight weeks before the biggest race of the year? You can give up, or… you can fight back.

Matt Russell at Kona 2016

Matt Russell – “I like to race. A lot…”

Matt Russell (USA) is one of the most prolific racers around.

When he starts from Dig Me Beach on Saturday it will be just two weeks since he finished third at IRONMAN Chattanooga to Marino Vanhoenacker (BEL).

An unconventional approach, perhaps – but one that Matt has confidence in. He spoke this week to Joanne Murphy (www.tritalkingsport.co.uk) about his approach to the race.

Lionel Sanders at Kona 2016

Lionel Sanders is “angry” & ready to race

Lionel Sanders (CAN) is one of the most exciting long-distance triathletes in the world.

He’s already won five IRONMAN 70.3 races in 2016, using his devastating bike and run prowess to crush the opposition. 14th last year in his debut, he’s back in a much stronger frame of mind and should go a lot better this time around.

Joanne Murphy (www.tritalkingsport.co.uk) managed to get some time with him this week and find out what he learned from last year, and why Craig Alexander has inspired his own IRONMAN journey.

Harry Wiltshire at Kona 2016

Harry Wiltshire – “If you get it right, it defines your career”

Two years ago Harry Wiltshire made it to Kona after one of the most amazing points chases we’ve ever seen – all while qualifying as a Barrister and with a broken back!

He crossed the line that year in nine hours exactly. 2016 has been his best long-distance season by far, with wins at IRONMAN Vichy and IRONMAN 70.3 Weymouth, plus further podiums at IRONMAN 70.3 Dublin and IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire.

Joanne Murphy (www.tritalkingsport.co.uk) grabbed some time with Harry ahead of the Pro briefing.

Jodie Swallow & James Cunnama at Kona 2016

Pre Kona chat with Jodie Swallow and James Cunnama

Having recently won the ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championship for the second time in her career, Jodie Swallow most certainly has the skills to improve on her Kona-best of fourth two years ago.

Joanne Murphy (www.tritalkingsport.co.uk) grabbed a few moments with Jodie and her soon to be husband, James Cunnama (RSA), at the Pro briefing for Saturday’s IRONMAN World Championship in Hawaii.

Lucy Charles at Kona 2016 showing them who's boss

Lucy Charles – “I wanted to show who’s boss”

While she is not racing the IRONMAN World Championship herself this year, Lucy Charles has already made headlines in Hawaii this week.

Quite possibly the best female swimmer in the sport, Lucy likes to beat the men too, “show them who’s boss!”. And not just any men, the top Pro’s, including Andreas Boecherer, Tim Don, David McNamee, Eneko Llanos, Trevor Wurtele and many more were left in her wake when she won – overall – the Ho’ala IRONMAN Training Swim last weekend (FULL RESULTS).

Winner of the 18-24 category last year, Lucy is raced as a Pro during 2016, making the podium at IRONMAN Lanzarote.

In Kona primarily to support her fiance Reece Barclay (watch our interview with Reece HERE), Lucy spoke to Joanne Murphy (www.tritalkingsport.co.uk) about her plans to return to race, as a Pro, in 12 months time.

David Pearce also spoke to Lucy immediately after her swim last weekend too: