Dick Beardsley-Staying the Course

We bring you an incredibly motivating and inspirational speech by American marathoning legend Dick Beardsley. Dick is still the 5th fastest marathon runner in U.S. history and most famous for the 1982 Boston Marathon "Duel in the Sun" with Alberto Salazar. Recorded live at The Runner's High 'N Tri in Arlington Heights, IL Dick's speech is a story of tragedy, triumph, and laughter.

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Eric, Dick and Jeff - 2008 at Runner’s High
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The Hay Is In The Barn

Guess who's back? Crowie's back. 2-time Ironman World Champion Craig Alexander is back for his annual visit with The Age Grouper. Eric and I host a talk with Crowie in front of a live audience at Runner's High. We talk all about his past, present and why he thinks his best Kona performance is still in him.

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It’s the whole TAG family: Eric, Colleen, Crowie, Christine, and Jeff
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Christmas in July!

Eric and Jeff go back to their local-tri-shop, The Runner's High and Tri, and check out the coolest tri-gear for this season. They get on a Tanita body composition scale, test Zensah compression socks, explore the new Garmin Forerunner 405, and go for a test run in the new Zoot shoes!

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Chrissie Wellington

Without a doubt Chrissie Wellington will go down in history as one of the greatest athletes our sport will ever see, and now she's on The Age Grouper! First, I sit down with Chrissie herself for a candid interview followed by an extended presentation in front of a live audience at Runner's High 'N Tri.

Giving back is an essential practice of Wellington's, here are some of the causes she supports:

The Blazeman Foundation for ALS - www.waronals.com
The Jane Tomlinson Appeal - www.janetomlinsonappeal.com
GOTRIbal - www.gotribalnow.com

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Chrissie Wellington, 3-time Ironman World Champion, speaking at Runner’s High ‘N Tri
*Please note her bionic-super-triathlete legs and arms


There’s that ever-present smile and laugh!


Someone needs to keep that creepy dude out of the Runner’s High events.
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Crowie and Carfrae - Updated

2-time Ironman World Champion Craig Alexander returns to The Age Grouper! He's got another Kona title notched on his belt and is ready for a third. Plus, Kona women's run-course record holder Mirinda Carfrae joins the panel at Runner's High 'N Tri. The two Kona veterans first sit down for candid interviews followed by an extended presentation in front of a live audience. It's an Australian Ironman extravaganza!

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Crowie and Rinny at the Runner’s High event




2-Time Ironman World Champion Craig Alexander with some dude


Women’s Kona run-course record holder Mirinda Carfrae and that same creepy dude
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Out of Our League

We’re back at Runner’s High and Mark has assembled a dream team of triathlon coaches for this show! Jen, Meredith, and Mary, all local coaches, join us for a healthy conversation about all things triathlon. We ask questions about swimming, biking, running, nutrition, compu-trainers, ironman, newbies, and veterans alike. Plus, is it really ok to, um, you know...the night before a race?

Contact:

Mary Bradbury, the swim expert: marybradbury.com

Jen Harrison, the Ironman veteran: jenharrison.com

Meredith Beers, the nutrition expert: mbeerstricoach@yahoo.com

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From left: Mark Rouse, Jen Harrison, Mary Bradbury, Meredith Beers
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The Heat of the Summer

We're all in the heat of our 2008 race seasons so we catch up on what's been going on with our training and race schedules so far. Plus, an exclusive Newton update with Mark at The Runner's High 'N Tri.

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Lovin’ that swim start!
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Olympic Athlete Series Part 1 - Kara Lynn Joyce

This is the first in a series of 2 olympic athletes speaking at The Runner's High. Kara Lynn Joyce is a 2-time silver medal swimmer at the 2004 Athens games and the 2008 Beijing games. She talks about her incredible career and answers tons of questions from the auidence about all aspects of her career. Visit karalynnjoyce.com

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Kara and Mark at Runner’s High
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Olympic Athlete Series Part 1 - Kristin Armstrong (Pt. 1)

And we're back with the first installment of our series of olympic athletes speaking at The Runner's High. Kristin Armstrong won the Gold Medal in the women's time trial at the 2008 Beijing games. In part one of this 2 part show I sit down with Kristin one-on-one to find out about her roots as a triathlete and what makes an Olympian tick. Visit kristinarmstrongusa.com

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Me and Kristin at Runner’s High


The Gold Medal
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Olympic Athlete Series Part 2 - Kristin Armstrong (Pt. 2)

As promised here is part 2 of our interview and presentation with Olympic Gold Medal winning cyclist Kristin Armstrong. We bring you her presentation from The Runner's High in its entirety. The insight and advice she provides, that every age-grouper can use, is just incredible! Visit kristinarmstrongusa.com

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Kristin speaking at Runner’s High

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The King of Kona

And we're back at our favorite local tri shop - Runner's High 'N Tri. We sit down with Trudy Wakeman, race director of the Chicago Triathlon, and get a sense of what it's like managing a race of 9000 triathletes. Then we go shopping for some great winter gear and then Mark regales us with anecdotes from his trip to the IM World Championship in Kona. You won't believe where he ended up on race day, but it has to do with a Ford Edge with a clock on the roof and a little boy named Austin Alexander (yes, THAT Austin Alexander!) Sign up for the Runner's High Ride 'N Tie at www.signmeup.com

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Craig Alexander on his way to victory as he points to Mark and the gang from Runner’s High. But who’s that baby he’s holding in his arms???
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The Chicago Triathlon Expo

Join us as we podcast live from the 2009 Chicago Triathlon Expo! We analyze existence as a booth jockey, make fun of the newbies, and introduce a new segment "tri-walking." We take to the expo floor to test everyday age-grouper's knowledge of our sport. Performance predictions and the excuse train make an appearance as well.

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Podcasting live!


The Newtons were flying off the racks!
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An Evening With Crowie

Recorded live at Runner's High 'N Tri, Craig Alexander, 2008 Ironman World Champion talks about and answers questions about his life and career in triathlon. Hosted by NBC Sport's Mike Adamle, and in front of a sold-out audience of over 300, Crowie talks about all aspects of his triathlon career, family life, and goals for the future. His take: there are no secrets, just hard work.

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Crowie and Mike Adamle take the stage


Craig’s advice, just work hard.

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Back at the LTS

It's been over a year since we got our first pair of Newtons from Runner's High 'N Tri in Arlington Heights, IL. We go back to our favorite Local Tri Shop to get fit in a new pair of Newtons. LTS owner Mark Rouse gives us a virtual wetsuit buyers guide and details the new skin suits everyone was wearing in Kona.
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The Big News

It's an episode full of big news. We announce our 2009 race schedules along with several other Age Grouper items of interest. And we break the news about our new partnership with Runner's High 'N Tri. It's The Age Grouper Triathlon and Multisport Podcast fueled by Runner's High 'N Tri.
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The Good Ole Days

Old enough to remember the good old days when the leather helmet and toe clips were all the rage? We're joined again by Mark Rouse of Runner's High 'N Tri who regales us with stories from the vintage days of triathlon. He was actually there, competing in Hawaii in 1982 with Julie Moss!
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