From crowded airports to sitting on planes for hours, we all know that traveling is stressful and takes a toll on our bodies. Although not ideal for athletes, traveling is a necessary evil to get us where we need to be. There are ways to make traveling easier and help you to recover from your [...]
This photo was taken during the 1989 Hawaii Ironman... now known as IronWar. Mark had just surged ahead from me on the back side of Palani Hill with less than 2 miles to go. Although it was a moment of anxiety and despair for me, I was still thinking there was a remote chance that I [...]
Throughout your training and racing, it’s important not to forget about the mental side of your game. Well planned race strategies, a strong belief in yourself and an unshakable confidence in your training will all contribute to achieving your goals. This is a photo of me during the 1994 Hawaii Ironman World Championships. [...]
What the heck is going on here? This shot -- that captures me in the "pain cage" -- was taken somewhere on the IRONMAN course in February 1982. As IRONMAN historians recall there were two races in 1982: this one in February (made famous by Julie Moss's crawl to the finish line) and a second in [...]
Lately I’ve been getting numerous requests from triathletes who want insights on how to race — and not just complete — the Hawaii IRONMAN. This is a massive topic (and I’ll be presenting very detailed advice as October nears) but, for now, check out this video where I provide 3 fundamental tips that are helpful in [...]
Bob Babbitt interviews 6x Ironman world champion Dave Scott in Kailua-Kona, just days before the race. Dave shares some of his memories of one of his best performances: his 1994 comeback at age 40.