NY Times: Olympic Glory Followed by Chemotherapy

A really nice piece written by Christopher Clarey with the NY Times.  Captures the past 12 months since winning gold in Pyeongchang, South Korea.  Great photo’s by Squamish, BC based Alana Paterson.

A year ago, she won the first American gold medal in cross-country skiing. Then she found out she had breast cancer…  

For the complete article click HERE.

Babbittville radio interview

Had the chance to call into Babbittville Radio. Had a great chat.

Can check out the whole interview HERE.

About Bob Babbitt

Bob Babbitt started racing triathlons way back when the earth was still cooling, in the late 1970’s. He did his first Ironman Triathlon in 1980 on the island of Oahu and ended up completing five more when the event moved to the Big Island.

Despite being incredibly slow at swimming, cycling and running, he has somehow found his way into both the Ironman Hall of Fame and the USA Triathlon Hall of Fame.

He also co-founded Competitor Magazine and the Challenged Athletes Foundation, plus he created Competitor Radio and the Muddy Buddy Ride and Run Series.

When people ask about his best finish in the Ironman World Championship, he is quick to tell them that back in 1980 he finished in the top 60. Hey, who needs to know that there were only 108 people in the race?

For more details visit babbittville.com

Kikkan Randall’s cancer year – Part 6

Pink and gold: Kikkan Randall’s new perspective after a tumultuous year.

Part 6, November: After months of treatment, Randall goes under the surgeon’s knife and hopes for the best.  By Marc Lester/ADN

Last of 6 parts

Activity swirled around Kikkan Randall for hours while she waited for her surgery to begin at Providence Alaska Medical Center.  Doctors and nurses came and went.  She had little left to do but breathe deeply and trust that her regimen would prove effective in the outcome.  Nervous energy battled calm confidence.

These were familiar feelings.

“It kind of feels like race day,” she said.

For the complete article click HERE.