TRS Radio: Iván Raña + Thomas Gerlach

Credit: :: 2007 Rhodes BG Triathlon World Cup

In this episode, Ben talks about the Huub-TRS Club Championship that took place about an hour north of New York City. The Toughman Half New York event was a riot. 

In the second segment, Ben talks to pro triathlete, Thomas Gerlach, who finished first at Ironman Wisconsin only to be snubbed by Mike Reilly and Ironman. Should pros race Ironman events where there is no prize purse? Did he steal glory from a deserving age grouper? Do age groupers deserve to win races and cal themselves Ironman Champions?

Finally, Ben interviewed the 2002 ITU World Champion, Ivan Rana. Ivan is gearing up for Kona again. Last year he had the fastest run split. They discussed how he is feeling heading into Kona, his start in the sport, sex in the Olympic village and much much more.



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BH is Publisher of TRS Triathlon and host of TRS Radio.