With the news that the 2018 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship is heading to South Africa, is it any surprise that Paul Kaye – the Voice of IRONMAN in Europe – has a smile as wide as the African continent?! You bet he is!
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.
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:
Can Germany’s Jan Frodeno defend his IRONMAN World Championship title on Saturday? Having set the iron-distance world record time earlier in the season, he is certainly the pre-race favourite.
Joanne Murphy (www.tritalkingsport.co.uk) talks to him about his race preparations, his rivals and being a father.
Tri247 staffer, Annie Emmerson, conducts an ‘exit interview’ with triathlon legend Simon Lessing as he announces his retirement from the sport.