In the most recent editions of Babbittville Radio – your host Bob Babbitt, sat down with the reigning gold medalist in Olympic Triathlon, and some colorful characters in the world of endurance sports. Check out the bios of Bob's 4 upcoming interviews below.
Gwen Jorgenson – (source – www.gwenjorgenson.com)
Hometown: Waukesha, Wis.
Resides: St Paul, MN
College: University of Wisconsin, Madison
Height: 5-10 / 177
Weight: 130lbs / 55kg
Coach: Jamie Turner
- 2016 Olympic Champion
- 2015 World Champion
- 2014 World Champion
- 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Member
- 2013 USA Triathlon's Triathlete of the Year
- 2014 USA Triathlon's Triathlete of the Year
- 2015 USA Elite National Champion
- 2014 USA Elite National Champion
- 2013 USAT Elite National Champion (Sprint and Olympic Distance)
- First USA Woman to win a World Triathlon Series race
- 15-time ITU World Triathlon Series Winner
- 2010 USAT Rookie of the Year
- 2010 USAT Elite Duathlete of the Year
- 2015 World Champion
- 2015 USAT National Champion in ITU Olympic Distance Triathlon
- Qualified for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Triathlon Team on Aug. 2 by winning the Rio de Janeiro ITU Olympic World Qualification Event
- 12 consecutive wins on the ITU World Triathlon Series circuit, with a streak beginning in May 2014
- Made history by being first triathlete to win four WTS races in a row: London, Yokohama, Chicago, and Hamburg
- 2014 USAT National Champion in Olympic distance
- 2014 World Champion
- 3rd place finish at WTS Cape Town
- Dunkerque French Grand Prix Champion
- Mooloolaba World Cup Champion
- Made history as the first American woman to win an ITU World Triathlon Series race at the 2013 Omegawave World Triathlon Series Race in San Diego on April 19
- Logged her second straight ITU World Triathlon Series win at the May 11 event in Yokohama
- Won a third World Triathlon Series race in Stockholm
- 2013 USAT National Champion in Olympic and Sprint distance Triathlon
- 2013 USA Triathlon Elite Triathlete of the Year
- Named one of the top 10 most influential people in the sport of Triathlon by Inside Tri
- Member of the USA Triathlon National Team and a 2012 U.S. Olympian
- Finished a career-best ninth overall and as the No. 2 American in the 2012 ITU World Triathlon Series rankings
- Closed her season with a runner-up finish at the ITU World Triathlon Series Grand Final in Auckland, New Zealand, on Oct. 20
- Surged from more than a minute down off the bike to the silver medal and her second career ITU World Triathlon Series podium finish thanks to the day’s fastest 10k split
- Made her Olympic Games debut in London on Aug. 4, finishing 38th after suffering an untimely flat tire on the bike
- Placed second and had the fastest run at the July 14 Life Time Fitness Triathlon in Minneapolis
- Claimed her second career ITU World Cup victory June 17 in Banyoles, Spain
- Finished fourth at the ITU World Triathlon Series race in Sydney on April 14
- Winner of the 2011 USA Triathlon Elite Race Series women’s title
- Overcame a crash on the bike to run her way to a runner-up finish at the USA Triathlon Elite National Championship in Buffalo, N.Y., on Sept. 24
- Posted her first ITU World Cup win in Tiszaujvaros, Hungary, on Aug. 14 with the day’s fastest run split at 33:49 which was 42 second faster than any other competitor
- Less than two years after completing her first competitive triathlon, placed second to post the best finish by an American woman in the history of the ITU World Championship Series and claim a spot on the 2012 United States Olympic Triathlon Team on Aug. 6 in London
- Made her ITU World Championship Series debut in Madrid on June 5
- Named the 2010 USA Triathlon Rookie of the Year and Elite Duathlete of the Year after a remarkable debut season as an elite
- Led the U.S. with a runner-up finish at the 2010 PATCO Pan American Championship in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
- Finished 2nd at the 2010 FISU World University Championships in Valencia, Spain, in just her second triathlon after posting the fastest run split by more than 2 minutes
Anthony Sullivan (Source – www.wikipedia.com)
Sullivan was born in Devon, England in 1969. In the early 1990s, he moved to the United States and teamed up with a manufacturing company to create the “Smart Mop”. A few years later, he debuted it on Home Shopping Network (HSN), where he met his future business partner and friend Billy Mays. In the mid-1990s, HSN hired Sullivan as a network show host. In 1998, he left HSN and formed Sullivan Productions in Tampa, Florida.
His production company produces commercials and content for brands such as OxiClean, H20 Steam Brand, Nutrisystem, Arm & Hammer and Swivel Sweeper. He has helped celebrities diversify their interests as seen with the launches of Chef Ming Tsai's Aero Knife and Jennifer Flavin's Serious Skin Care line. He makes regular appearances on HSN.
He has been featured on USA Network's Eco-Challenge Fiji, NBC's 1 vs. 100, Rachael Ray, Good Morning America, The Today Show, Hollywood 411, Access Hollywood, Inside Edition, BBC 2's Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends and The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien, as well as news programs on MSNBC, ABC, CBS, BBC, and Fox News Channel. He was also featured in articles in the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, USA Today, St. Petersburg Times, Advertising Age, Fortune Magazine, Playboy, and many other publications.
John Dunham (Source – http://bostonmarathonfilm.com/)
Jon Dunham is an award winning filmmaker and a 25-time marathon finisher. The fusion of both these passions is reflected in his Spirit of the Marathon films.
Premiering at the 2007 Chicago International Film Festival, Spirit of the Marathon won the coveted Audience Award. It was subsequently released in more than 400 cinemas across the United States, where it grossed over $1 Million in two days on its way to becoming one of the year’s most successful theatrically released documentary films. The critically acclaimed production, which has become a cult classic among runners, was followed by Spirit of the Marathon II in 2013.
BOSTON is the filmmaker’s third and final film on the subject and marks the first time in the legendary race’s history that the complete story will be told in a feature-length film.
As a cinematographer, Dunham has lensed a wide range of documentaries and has filmed on every continent.
A legendary ultra marathoner and endurance athlete with stories spanning over decades that he has been involved with the endurance world. Kent is going to be running his 36th consecutive Catalina Island Marathon on March 11th. A must listen as Kent is a living legend in the endurance sports world!