Babbitville Radio

Babbitville Radio

Since 1990, Bob Babbitt, a USA Triathlon and Ironman Hall of Fame inductee, has been hosting a highly-acclaimed radio program and podcast showcasing the world’s best runners, triathletes, and cyclists - first with The Competitors and now with his new show, Babbittville Radio. These are long-form interviews, and over the years, endurance athletes have enjoyed downloading and listening to insightful and entertaining conversations with legendary athletes like cyclist Greg LeMond, triathlete Paula Newby-Fraser, or runner Meb Keflezighi while they are out running, cycling, swimming, or working out in the gym. Babbitt has always been a big believer in the life-lessons we all learn through endurance sports and, besides interviewing endurance sports legends, there are also interviews with incredibly motivational and inspirational athletes along with a diversified mix of conversations with the best coaches, race directors, journalists, sports scientists, and authors.... Show More

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July 15, 2019 18 min

Mack Johnson was a college freshman when he fell off a patio on November 5th 2016 and was paralyzed from the waist down. Six months later, while he and his family were at Dateland in California on their way home from the NCAA Championships in Arizona, he met the amazing Bill Walton. the next thing Mack knew, he was introduced to the Challenged Athletes Foundation and riding twenty miles a day down the California Coastline on a hand... Read more

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July 12, 2019 43 min

Taylor Phinney became a pro cyclist when he was only 16 years old and has won three national time trial championships, a stage at the Giro d’Italia, a stage of the Tour of California and two World Championship titles in the Individual Pursuit. He also made two Olympic teams. His career was nearly ended the day after he won the 2014 National Time Trial Championship after a 60 mile per hour crash during the Road Race. Taylor is alwa... Read more

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July 10, 2019 59 min

Barry Siff is the former president of USA Triathlon. While he still loves and is on the Board of both USA Triathlon and the ITU, he is now also the CEO of USA Team Handball. What is Team Handball? Barry is so glad you asked!

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July 3, 2019 33 min

Hunter Allen raced BMX, the roads and MTB in a career that lasted 17 years. He is now one of the top coaches on the planet and an expert on training with power.

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July 3, 2019 32 min

Molly Cuevas left Santa Monica on April 1st and ended up running over 3,000 miles across the US to Montauk Island, New York. She ran 35-40 miles a day for 89 days and ended up raising $50,000 for The Challenged Athletes Foundation!

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Bob is joined by Tobias and Carrie Panek from KOZ Events!

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June 27, 2019 49 min

Bob is joined by triathlete and Huntington Beach's own Matt McElroy!

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June 27, 2019 39 min

Bob is joined by triathlete Evan Pardi! Not only is Evan a world-class athlete, he also plays double bass for the Phoenix Symphony!

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Matthew Futterman from the New York Times has put together a spectacular new book on Meb Keflezighi’s legendary coach Bob Larsen: Running to the Edge. If you are a distance runner, you will love learning about the Jamul Toads and how the training they did under Coach Bob in the 1970s set the table for the re-birth of American running in the 2000s.

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June 17, 2019 5 min

Time for another edition of Talk Story with Bob Babbitt. I’m sharing some of my favorite stories. This week's story is one about me and my father: Boxing Lessons “....Fathers and sons share a unique relationship. Most of our communication is of the barely-speaking variety. When you’re about 4 or 5, a glove and a ball are introduced for the first time. Not a lot of dialogue comes along for the ride. "Let’s throw," is what I remembe... Read more

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June 17, 2019 4 min

Time for another edition of Talk Story with Bob Babbitt. I’m sharing some of my favorite stories that I’ve collected from my years in the wonderful world of endurance sports. This week I share a story about One Arm Willie Stewart, and a memorable experience at the New York City Marathon. “I’m staggering along and all of a sudden I hear this motorcycle horn behind me,” remembers Stewart. “I’m thinking, ‘What the hell is a motorcycl... Read more

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Daniela Ryf is the most dominant triathlete on the planet right now. Fresh off her win and new course record at Ironman 70.3 Oceanside, the four-time Ironman World Champion joined us for a Q&A with the always awesome Tri Club of San Diego.

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