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12
NOV
2014

Kate Roberts calls it a day on her triathlon career

This week on Tri Talk SA we catch up with one of the most loyal servants of South African Triathlon.

Following her second place finish at the Ironman 5150 African Championships in Ekurhuleni two weeks ago two time Olympian and Commonwealth Games silver medalist Kate Roberts announced that she was calling it a day on her professional career.

We catch up with Kate Roberts this week to chat about her decision and what brought it on. We also chat about her triathlon career as well as life after triathlon.

Brad quizzes Kate on what is next and whether or not she is going to be lost to the sport. Kate also shares with us some of her athletic goals on this week’s show which includes possibly running a Comrades Marathon and perhaps looking at the longer, endurance type triathlons.
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05
NOV
2014

215kgs to Ironman 70.3 Miami - David Taitz shares his inspiring story

In 2010 David Taitz weighed in at 215kg. A mere four years later he has completed numerous triathlons including the recent Ironman 70.3 Miami.

David’s story is truly inspiring and we are super excited to share it with you on this episode of Tri Talk SA.

Find out how David got into the sport, some of the amazing things he has achieved in a relatively short time and also what he still hopes to accomplish in the sport.

David also reveals how big a part Steve Atwell’s Embark played in his triathlon journey.
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18
SEP
2014

Matt Trautman wins Ironman Wales to claim his first pro title

Ironman Wales is one of the toughest Ironman triathlons on the circuit. Despite the tough course the weather tends to not play along either. This past weekend was no different.The racing was intense, as it always is in an Ironman, but in the end it was another South African who picked up the win. He finished 30th overall and second in his age group at the Ironman World Championships in Kona in 2013 and has now picked up his maiden win on the pro circuit following a 5th place on his pro debut at Ironman South Africa in 2014.Matt Trautman joins us on this week’s Tri Talk SA to talk about the race and the win and also to share his inspiring journey into triathlon. Coming from a sailing background Matt made the switch to the sport not that long ago and has really found his calling.We chat about what this win means to him, what his long term goals are and Matt also shares his favourite workout in the pool, on the bike and on the track.
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04
SEP
2014

Tri Rock Cradle of Humankind with race organiser Grant Kuneke

There was an awesome announcement made last week particularly for triathletes that are based in Gauteng. Races are few and far between and decent venues for races are even scarcer.This week on Tri Talk SA we chat to Grant Kuneke from Tri Rock South Africa about the brand new race that they have added to the South African triathlon calendar, Tri Rock Cradle of Humankind.It is a half Ironman distance tri that will take place in the heart of the World Heritage Site that is the Cradle of Human Kind. Consisting of a 1.9km swim, 90km cycle and a 21.1km run the first Tri Rock Cradle of Humankind takes place on 15 February 2015.Listen to this week’s show to find out some of the challenged Grant has had to overcome to get the race on the calendar, including having to build a road as well as what you can expect if you race the event next year.We also spoke about the upcoming 2014 Tri Rock Durban.If you want to find out more or to enter the race you can visit their website here.
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28
AUG
2014

The rise of SBR Coaching in East London with Algoa FM’s Gordon Graham

This week on Tri Talk SA we chat about a triathlon training group that has sprung into existence in East London and is growing from strength to strength! Algoa FM’s Gordon Graham has been around the sport of triathlon for a while now and has set about inspiring and motivating a growing crew of triathletes in the Eastern Cape city.East London is the South African home of Ironman 70.3 and it is now also home to SBR Coaching. We chat to Gordon this week about how it came about. Gordon shares with us why it is such a great idea to training in a group and the benefits he has obtained since the group started.Read More
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19
AUG
2014

Mom of 3 Kelly van der Toorn heading to Ironman World Champs

This week is a big week on the South African triathlon calendar. Ironman 5150 Bela Bela takes on Saturday and that pretty much signals the start of the South African triathlon season. I am looking forward to being up in Limpopo this weekend for the race and I look forward to welcoming you home. If you are going to be racing on Saturday, please come say hi. I love hearing from Tri Talk SA listeners and readers.On this edition of Tri Talk SA I catch up with a phenomenal age grouper. Not only is she a racing snake of note but she is also a wife and mom to three kids (including a set off 9 year old twins).This week we find out what makes Kelly van der Toorn tick.
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11
AUG
2014

Team South Africa’s Commonwealth Games performance with Lindsey Parry

The South African triathlon team performed out of their socks at the 2014 Commonwealth Game in Glasgow. The team that consisted of Gillian Saunders, Kate Roberts, Richard Murray, Henri Schoeman and Wian Sullwald really delivered at the games.On this edition of Tri Talk SA we chat to South Africa’s national triathlon coach, Lindsey Parry, to dissect the team’s performance.Lindsey tells us about the men’s race, where Richard Murray finished third to claim the bronze, the ladies race and then the amazing team triathlon where South Africa finished second.Lindsey breaks down each of the race and tells us where he thinks our athletes did well and where they can improve.The coach also told us who he thinks was the ‘man (or woman) of the match’ during the team triathlon and in his opinion set up the second place finish.If you would like to subscribe to Tri Talk SA you can on iTunes here,  Stitcher here or on Soundcloud here. Don’t forget you can also  follow us on Twitter or Like us on Facebook.
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19
JUN
2014

Kent Horner on the Knysna Big 5 and beyond

Another brand new week of Tri Talk SA and we catch up with another Horner. We’ve previously spoken to Claire Horner on the show, but it is now the turn of her hubby, Kent Horner.Kent was the runner up at last year’s Knysna Oyester Festival Big 5 and he is hoping to go one better in 2014. Brad touched base with Kent to see how his off season training is going and the pair also look beyond Knysna to what the rest of the triathlon season has in store for Kent.
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13
MAY
2014

Wian Sullwald chats about his win at the ITU World Cup win in Chengdu, China

Wian Sullwald wins in ChengduIt was another superb weekend for South Africa’s Wian Sullwald. The 2012 ITU Junior World Champion followed up his 15th position at the inaugural World Triathlon Series event in Cape Town two weeks ago with a fantastic win at the 2014 Chengdu ITU World Cup on Saturday.We caught up with Wian, who is still in China preparing for the upcoming WTS Yokohama, following his victory. Wian spoke about the confidence he gained in that race in Cape Town despite his race unravelling with two and a half kilometres to go.Wian also spoke about how difficult he found it to make the step up from the junior level to the senior level and how 2013 was a really steep learning curve for him. Wian gives 3 fantastic tips to any youngster who may be thinking about turning professional and what they need to do to make the step up to the pro triathlon ranks.Brad asks Wian if he feels under pressure with the likes of Richard Murray and Henri Schoeman who already established on the world triathlon circuit. Wian also talks Brad through his plans for the rest of the season as well as his hopes and aspirations for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow as well as the Rio Olympic Games in 2016.If you would like to subscribe to our weekly podcast on iTunes you can click here or on the RSS feed by clicking here. You can also be in touch via email or following us on Twitter or Like Tri Talk SA on ...
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23
APR
2014

Blind Triathlete Francois Jacobs takes on WTS Cape Town – Tri Talk SA Episode 33

It is the week of the World Triathlon Series in Cape Town and this week on Tri Talk SA we catch up with Francois Jacobs, who will be the first blind athlete to race at the WTS in the Mother City. We also chat to Francois about his disappointment at Ironman South Africa in 2014 and what he has next on the cards.If you would like to subscribe to our weekly podcast on iTunes you can click here or on the RSS feed by clicking here. You can also be in touch via email or following us on Twitter or Like Tri Talk SA on Facebook.
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10
APR
2014

Simone Brandli,Gossage, Al-Sultan,Buckingham & Frommhold at Ironman South Africa

Simone Brandli wins Ironman South Africa 2014 (Photo credit: Robbie Little – FinisherPix)This week on Tri Talk SA, the team has returned from Ironman South Africa in Port Elizabeth. It was an incredible weekend in Nelson Mandela Bay and on this week’s triathlon podcast we have an incredible array of stars for you:We chat to the 2014 Ironman South Africa ladies champion and runner up Simone Brandli and Lucy Gossage.We also speak to the three men on the podium from Sunday’s race. Faris Al-Sultan who finished third tells us about his thoughts on Ironman South Africa as well the way he thinks Ironman should expand internationally.South Africa’s Kyle Buckingham, who finished second in his maiden Ironman distance race as a pro tells us about what it was like to podium in his home race. Kyle also spoke of the lessons he has learnt after his first race as a pro which was Ironman 70.3 in Buffalo City in January.The 2014 Ironman South Africa Nils Frommhold also joins us this week to talk about his maiden win on African soil.If you would like to subscribe to our weekly podcast on iTunes you can click here or on the RSS feed by clicking here. You can also be in touch via email or following us on Twitter or Like Tri Talk SA on Facebook.
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02
APR
2014

Ironman South Africa weather forecast with Simon Gear & Dr Bhavik Ganda

It is Ironman South Africa 2014 Race week and with as always the focus this week always turns to what will the weather be like in Port Elizabeth on Sunday. This week on episode 31 of Tri Talk SA Brad Brown:Gets a detailed weather forecast from Simon Gear for the rest of the week in the Eastern Cape but more importantly what is the weather going to be doing on race day on Sunday.Also caught up with Dr Bhavik Ganda. Bhavik is a dentist by profession and a pretty decent age grouper triathlete having represented South Africa at international level. Brad quizzes the doc on how he manages to get the balance right between running a busy dental practise, getting the training in that needs to get done as well as keeping his family life in check. If you would like to subscribe to our weekly podcast on iTunes you can click here or on the RSS feed by clicking here. You can also be in touch via email or following us on Twitter or Like Tri Talk SA on Facebook.
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