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English, Sports, 1 season, 24 episodes, 20 hours, 31 minutes
Kelly O'Mara & Laura Siddall deliver all the run, swim, bike news you didn't know you needed, plus interviews with athletes, experts, and interesting people in the triathlon world. Subscribe to the weekly newsletter:
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Episode 24: Who brings the race party?

Welcome to episode #3 of the merged podcast with the Feisty Media crew. This is your new version of If We Were Riding—a group ride podcast for all your triathlon-ish talk in one place.This is the last episode we’re posting here in the Triathlonish feed, so if you want to keep getting all the latest shows subscribe to the Feisty Triathlon podcast feed.Subscribe to keep getting episodes on: Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Google Podcasts | SpotifyThis week we get a voicemail from Sarah True, while she’s in Germany, and update on all the latest racing from Sid Talks. Then we debate: what’s the most competitive racing right now (70.3, Ironman, or short-course), if races with pros are better, the most talked about photo in tri right now, and what happens when you’re late to the roll-down ceremony. Get full access to Triathlonish at
5/27/202353 minutes, 12 seconds
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Episode 23: Knocking on creepy vans with the If We Were Riding team

Welcome to episode #2 of the merged podcast with the Feisty Media crew. This is your new version of If We Were Riding—a group ride podcast for all your triathlon-ish talk in one place.For the next few weeks, we will have these episodes here in the Triathlonish feed as we merge, but in the future all episodes will be on the Feisty Triathlon podcast feed so that everything is all in one place.Subscribe to keep getting episodes on: Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Google Podcasts | SpotifyToday we talk: upcoming events, traveling in creepy vans, our advice for newbie triathletes, what’s wrong with cycling scenes on Netflix, and Sid previews all the weekend’s racing. Get full access to Triathlonish at
5/19/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 35 seconds
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Episode 22: A new group ride starts

Big Triathlonish news: We’re merging podcasts with the Feisty Media crew for a new Triathlonish/If We Were Riding group ride podcast. That way you can get all your triathlon-ish talk in one place.Kelly will host the new group ride If We Were Riding podcast with Sarah True, and a rotating host of guests. And, we’ll still have Laura Siddall coming on for her Sid Talks segment to update us about all the news of the week.For the next few weeks, we will have these episodes here in the Triathlonish feed as we merge, but in the future all episodes will be on the Feisty Media Ironwomen podcast feed so that everything is all in one place. Subscribe to keep getting episodes on: Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Google Podcasts | SpotifyHere’s our first episode of the new show! Get full access to Triathlonish at
5/12/202356 minutes, 6 seconds
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Episode 21: The biggest weekend of the year

We have some big news this week: This is our last official Triathlonish episode. Next week, we’ll be launching a new format and merging with the If We Were Riding podcast. We’ll still have episodes here on this feed as we transition, so don’t worry (!), and we’ll still have Sid Talk segments.But to wrap up our last Sid & Kelly episode we’re previewing all the big racing this weekend: PTO U.S. Open, World Tri Long-Distance World Champs, N. American 70.3 Champs. How do you pick?How to watch:* Watch the PTO European Open on Saturday, May 6 at 2 a.m. ET/Friday at 11 p.m. PT on PTO+ * Watch the World Triathlon Long Distance World Championships on Sunday, May 7 at 1:50 a.m. ET/Saturday at 10:50 p.m PT on TriathlonLive* Watch the N. American 70.3 Championships at St. George on Saturday, May 6 at 8:30 a.m. ET/6:30 a.m. MT on Outside WatchPhotos: Ben Lumley/World Triathlon & Donald Miralle/Ironman Get full access to Triathlonish at
5/2/202345 minutes, 33 seconds
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Episode 20: So much to talk about

Yes, there was some big news in the triathlon world yesterday. Sid & Kelly will talk about the doping bust, what the key questions are from here, and how people are responding.But first: the good stuff in triathlon. A huge (and inspiring, motivating, warm-and-fuzzy) weekend of racing, from Ironman Texas to Peru 70.3 to Challenge Gran Canaria. We want to give them all a hug. Get full access to Triathlonish at
4/25/202341 minutes, 32 seconds
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Episode 19: Ironman's Americas Champs

Sid & Kelly sat down for a “quick” episode to talk about training camp, the latest PTO developments and results from this past weekend, and preview the upcoming races this weekend: namely, the American regional champs at Ironman Texas. But then they talked for 50 minutes.There were some sound issues this week. Kelly’s mic was too hot and Sid’s was too quiet, and this is what happens when everyone’s tired!How to watch Ironman Texas: Ironman Facebook, Youtube, or Ironman LiveAnd, because we mistakenly said there was no coverage, how to watch Challenge Gran Canaria: They’re saying they’ll have live coverage on Challenge Family Live’s feed Get full access to Triathlonish at
4/19/202351 minutes, 58 seconds
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Episode 18: All about Oceanside

It’s a quick episode this week. Kelly & Sid talk Oceanside racing, what it means for the rest of the season, the broadcast and things we’d like to see. And how we plan to bond with Lionel over menopause and adopt Jason’s slapping himself strategy.Photo: Donald Miralle/Ironman Get full access to Triathlonish at
4/5/202330 minutes, 3 seconds
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Episode 17: For the love of racing with MBK

Sid & Kelly break down their predictions for the kickoff race of the U.S. season: Oceanside 70.3. And they review all the Southern Hemisphere race results from this past weekend: Gwen, Ashleigh, Max, Hayden.And then Sid talks with triathlon superstar, Meredith Kessler, who just took 4th at her 9th Ironman New Zealand—her 72nd Iron-distance race. What keeps her going? They talk about coming back after baby #2, going for the win in your 40s, and what they've learned over the years.Note: We also got some of the details of Comrades wrong. The famous massive ultramarathon goes between Durban and Pietermaritzburg in S. Africa. Get full access to Triathlonish at
3/28/20231 hour, 36 minutes, 5 seconds
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Episode 16: The Oscar-winning triathlete

Before our fun interview with world champion triathlete and producer & writer of the Netflix movie All Quiet on the Western Front, Sid and Kelly first dissect the last two weeks of races. Are we getting old? Can drones be used for broadcast coverage? And other important questions.Then Sid takes over the mic to talk with Lesley Paterson about the process of becoming an Oscar and BAFTA winning producing, picking award season dresses, and what lessons she’s learned from triathlon.And, which is more exciting: winning a BAFTA or an XTERRA world championship? Get full access to Triathlonish at
3/22/20231 hour, 53 seconds
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Episode 15: Who's ready to race?

As Sid packs to head to CLASH Miami and then her first race of the year in Chile, we dissect all the races this past weekend: The start of Olympic qualifying season at WTCS Abu Dhabi (and the shoe controversy), farewell tours at Ironman New Zealand, and more drama at Ironman South Africa.What are the appeal options when something goes wrong? Why couldn’t we watch the long-distance races?Photo: Tommy Zaferes/World Triathlon Get full access to Triathlonish at
3/7/202339 minutes, 17 seconds
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Episode 14: Race season is officially here

This week’s episode is a quick fun results and preview show. This past weekend saw the kickoff of Super League Arena Games, some up-and-comers, and yes, Lionel. Plus, Gwen Jorgensen’s return to triathlon.But now the real season is officially underway: WTCS Abu Dhabi this weekend with (many of) the big hitters getting their Paris 2024 campaign underway. And at the Ironman distance, two legends return to New Zealand and the regional champs in South Africa attracts the big names.More interviews back next week, but enjoy all things tri this week.Photo: Wagner Araujo/World Triathlon Get full access to Triathlonish at
2/28/202339 minutes, 38 seconds
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Episode 13: Ruth & Sid explain the PTO to us

This week we’re spending some time diving into the details of the Pro Triathletes Organization. To do that, Laura Siddall (who sits on the PTO Athlete Board) chats with Ruth Astle (who served on the Rankings Committee that recently overhauled the PTO ranking algorithm, and who was recently elected to the Athlete Board). They get into some of what went into that overhaul and the recent changes at the PTO and how the athletes are involved.First, though, Kelly & Sid talk about this past weekend’s races, discuss the roll-out of the draft detecting technology, and have their own preview of the latest PTO announcement that prize money will be consolidated in the top 50 and field sizes at the PTO races will be smaller. Is it the right move?Like we said: All things about the PTO. Get full access to Triathlonish at
2/21/20231 hour, 28 minutes, 12 seconds
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Episode 12: The 2023 Preview Show

Kelly & Sid look forward to the race season: Mark your calendar for these big races, who is ready for a huge 2023, the crazy deep Challenge Roth start list (which includes Sid!), and what’s on our schedules.Plus, sponsorships and trends we’re keeping our eye on.Stay tuned as we ease back into a regular podcast, every other Tuesday, schedule—and we’ll be handing over the mic to Sid for some fun behind-the-scenes interviews coming up. Get full access to Triathlonish at
2/14/202334 minutes, 24 seconds
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Episode 11: Globe-trotting, announcements, awards, and rumors

We’re back after a holiday (and traveling) break to chat about all the January announcements: the official Nice-Kona Ironman World Championship split, the new PTO races, the Global Tri Awards. And, lots and lots of gossip.We’ll be handing the mic over to Sid for some interviews coming up, but with such a weird start to the year, we just wanted to catch everyone up first on what’s been going on.Photo: Oscar Nord/Unsplash Get full access to Triathlonish at
1/31/202335 minutes, 58 seconds
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Episode 10: Behind the Camera with Shannon Spake

For the last episode of 2022, Sid & Kelly do a quick recap of the high points of the year and then look forward to next year. What do they want to see in 2023?Then Sid takes the mic to talk to NASCAR and NFL reporter and host Shannon Spake about her experience in front of the camera at CLASH Daytona—and about what she’s learned from triathlon. The avid triathlete and well-known on-air reporter shares her tips for making it all work.Take notes. Some insight to bring with you into 2023. Get full access to Triathlonish at
12/30/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 55 seconds
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Episode 9: Zeinab Rezaie is the First Afghan Women to Finish the IM 70.3 World Champs

We’ll have one more final episode of 2022 late next week, where Sid & Kelly will recap the year and talk to a special guest.But before the holidays, we wanted to first bring you the inspiring story of Zeinab Rezaie, who started out running at a military base for safety and became a part of She Can Tri, a small group of women in Afghanistan who wanted to become the first female triathletes in the country. Zeinab shares her story of leaving Afghanistan in the wake of the Taliban takeover, how much she’s had to overcome, and what it meant to make the cut-off at the 70.3 World Championships by just one minute.Photo: Donald Miralle/IRONMAN Get full access to Triathlonish at
12/21/202236 minutes, 51 seconds
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Episode 8: Dede & Sid's Ultraman World Championship Story

This week we had the mic over to Laura Siddall for a conversation with her friend, training partner, and Ultraman World Champion Dede Griesbauer.A few weeks ago, Sid was part of the crew for Dede’s record-setting win on the Big Island. This week, Sid and Dede go deep on all the details of Ultraman, what it takes behind-the-scenes and on the race course, and how you even get sucked into the three-day race in the first place.Dede is a former collegiate swimmer turned a former Wall Street trader, who turned into a champion pro triathlete. And now, at 52, she’s still setting course records. We’ll let the two of them tell you the rest. Get full access to Triathlonish at
12/13/20221 hour, 27 minutes, 54 seconds
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Episode 7: Triathlon Can Learn from the Tour de France Femmes

Sid’s back for this week’s episode—this time she comes to us from Daytona—and we break down last week’s big news, the broadcast from the Florida racetrack, and all the latest results.And then, using many of the questions you all brought up, we chatted with Kate Veronneau about the work that went into the first women’s Tour de France, how she went from injured basketball player to tour de force for women’s cycling, and what triathlon can learn from that experience as we think about world championship races for men and women.One note: We throw some spectator stats in there when we’re talking and, while triathlon spectator stats are notoriously fudge-y and hard to pin down, we should correct some numbers. Ironman has said in the past that its live Kona Facebook coverage gets 10-20 million views (meaning someone watches at some point) and the PTO has said it got 2-3 million live for its inaugural Collins Cup, even Jan’s Battle Royale claimed to reach 8 million people on German broadcast TV. Photo: Courtesy of Zwift Get full access to Triathlonish at
12/6/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 49 seconds
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Episode 6: Ironman CEO Joins Our Live Kona News Show

We do a special Triathlonish collab live episode with Feisty Media to dissect the announcement that 2023 Kona will be a women’s-only world championship, with a separate championship men’s event—swapping in the opposite years.Along with pros Sarah True and Haley Chura, Ironman CEO Andrew Messick joins us to answer a few of the most important questions you all raised.Important things we learned:* The long-term commitment is to two days of racing, and to grow the number of spots available, especially for women—how that absolutely has to play out is to be seen* The AG men’s and women’s qualifying slots are now being allocated in separate pools. (You can see the allocations here and the FAQ here)* The Ironman World Championship is recognized by World Triathlon as the official world championship, after a contentious lawsuit designating it as the officially recognized world champ even though it’s not overseen by the international federation. Fun fact.Next week, we’ll be back with Sid to talk about everything, hear from the women’s Tour de France organizer, and get the details on the Ultraman World Championships. Get full access to Triathlonish at
12/1/202252 minutes, 27 seconds
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Episode 5: An Ultraman Thanksgiving and a Showdown in Abu Dhabi

Sid is in Hawaii on crewing duties for Ultraman—and tells us what Kona is like when it’s not Kona. Then we preview the big battle for the World Triathlon Championship Series title in Abu Dhabi.Plus, a few results that we had our eye on this past weekend, what we think about the rankings changes coming, and maternity policies.And announcements of announcements to come.You can now subscribe and leave us a review or rating on:* Apple Podcasts* Google Podcasts* Spotify* Stitcher Get full access to Triathlonish at
11/23/202236 minutes, 8 seconds
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Episode 4: Meet USA Triathlon's new CEO, Vic Brumfield

For our first interview on the podcast we chat with the new USA Triathlon CEO, Vic Brumfield—the first woman to hold the title in USAT’s history.Vic tells us about her background, how she got into triathlon when she helped create the first New York City Triathlon as part of New York’s 2012 Olympic bid, why New York is actually great for triathlon training, and how all her experience at Lifetime, Virgin Sports, and getting her MBA at NYU has prepared her perfectly for her new role.Then, she tells us about her vision for triathlon and USAT, and why the focus is on growth, youth, and LA2028.Podcast note: Sid is off this week, busy with Ultraman duties in Hawaii, and she’ll be back next week. We’ll also be adding more interviews with people from around the sport.You can now subscribe and leave us a review or rating on:* Apple Podcasts* Google Podcasts* Spotify* Stitcher Get full access to Triathlonish at
11/16/202240 minutes, 31 seconds
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Episode 3: Thank you Bermuda!

Wait, wait, the season isn’t over yet. Kelly & Sid talk about the upcoming races (and why everyone who isn’t American is headed to Israel) and dissect the penultimate WTCS race in Bermuda.Flora Duffy is back on top where she belongs, and Kelly talks about the things the massive New York Marathon gets right when it comes to organization and what went wrong.Plus, we’d like to thank our fans for making us the #1 sports podcast in Bermuda, according to some analytics platform.You can now subscribe and leave us a review or rating on:* Apple Podcasts* Spotify* Stitcher* The others are supposed to be coming soon…Photo: Tommy Zaferes/World Triathlon Get full access to Triathlonish at
11/8/202234 minutes, 40 seconds
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Episode 2: Penalties, Run Battles, and If No One Watches a Race in the Desert Did It Even Happen?

Kelly & Sid are back to talk all things 70.3 Worlds. Who surprised them, who made them sad, and what they think about all the penalties. (Please, chill with the hating on Jackson Laundry.)Plus, Kelly did an actual collegiate triathlon this weekend and there was one other big race: Super League NEOM—whether or not that was a good thing.You can now subscribe on:* Apple Podcasts* Spotify* Stitcher* The others are supposed to be coming soon…Photo: Donald Miralle / IRONMAN Get full access to Triathlonish at
11/1/202241 minutes, 11 seconds
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Podcast: 70.3 Worlds Preview, Kona Debrief, and Is SGRAIL As Cool As It Looks on IG?

Kelly & Sid (ie. Laura Siddall) get back together after Sid’s 10th place at Kona to talk about what the women’s-only day was like for her on-the-ground (and why Kelly started crying while spectating on the Queen K), and then it’s a full 70.3 Worlds preview.Watch 70.3 Worlds here this Friday & Saturday.But first, the most important win of Sid’s career: Jan Frodeno’s SGRAIL 100 gravel triathlon.We’ll be back weekly (most likely on Tuesday mornings) with Triathlon news, race previews, and interviews with top athletes and the interesting people that make up the world of run, swim, bike. Subscribe to get updates and never miss an episode (and stay with us as we get up and running on all the podcast platforms):* Apple PodcastsPhoto: Courtesy of Ironman Get full access to Triathlonish at
10/25/202230 minutes, 14 seconds