Sunday, March 30, 2008

The Competitors radio show

The Competitors radio show with legendary hosts Bob Babbitt and Paul Huddle has interviewed the greatest endurance athletes during the past 18 years. Now their awesome podcast archive is available online. 

I've listened to almost all of them with my iPod, some of them several time over. I love the great sense of humor of these guys - they have the ability to laugh at almost anything and are not ashamed to do so. They also ask lots of interesting questions.

Bob Babbitt completed his first Ironman triathlon in 1980. He completed the race on a cheap police auction bike that had been charred in a fire. He raced with panniers on the bike, carrying a tent and a sleeping bag because he didn't know you were supposed to do the whole thing in one day! 

Since then he has co-founded Competitor Publishing, which now owns five fitness publications with a total circulation of 415,000. He also co-founded the Challenged Athletes Foundation and created the Muddy Buddy - he is the guy in the frog outfit. He started the Competitors radio show back in 1990.

Paul Huddle has finished top ten in Kona three times. Between Huddle and his wife Paula Newby-Fraser, they have won 24 Ironman races, including eight World Championships. They are also owners of

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