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I'll make you laugh, or break my neck trying. This is usually accomplished with daily bouts of swimming, biking and running. A former "chub-a-holic," I got fit and healthy the good old fashioned way and went from a mid-pack athlete to top age group runner and triathlete. I'm a Writer and USAT Level 1 Certified Triathlon Coach. I guess that makes me part Tina Fey and part Jillian Michaels. Visit my coaching site at www.fomotraining.com

Saturday, August 16, 2008

USA Ironman Relay Dream Team

The USA Men's Basketball Team has their official "Dream Team" comprised of the best U.S. Basketball players. Can you imagine if we could put together an American Olympic Ironman Relay Team?  That would be one freakin' fast race! 

Imagine if you will...

Swimming: Michael Phelps
Biking: Lance Armstrong
Running: Ryan Hall

Swimming: Natalie Coughlin
Biking: Kristen Armstrong (no relation to Lance)
Running: Deena Kastor

Who would you pick???

I'm guessing it would be an epic battle for gold with the Australians, although I've never heard of a super fast Australian marathoner. This also might be one event where an American crosses the finish line ahead of a Kenyan in a marathon!! I'm guessing Phelps and Armstrong would sweep the first two legs of the race! 


21stCenturyMom said...

But wait.... isn't the Triathlon at the Olympics an Olympic distance race? You need a 10K sprint machine, not a marathoner, right?

I think your teams look great although you might want to substitute Armstrong with the guy who just beat him in Leadville.

WADDLER26.2 said...

THose are some rockin' teams!

Runner Susan said...

Australia's Benita Johnson is kinda fast, but I don't think for Gold.

J. Garry Power said...

I'm going to sign up for the Jamaican team. I could swim and bike and Bolt could run fast enough to make up the difference! : )

Anonymous said...

Great team members!

I felt so bad for Deena and her foot during the marathon.

Viv said...

That would an awesome relay team! I can't think of my own I will take yours and be their agent....15% of endorsements please

Borsch said...

THat sounds like one hell of a dream team! I bet if we get a big enough petition and some charity money we could actually get them to do it. :)

triguyjt said...

maybe phelps can bike even better than he swims.....


how about a masters team--both sexes

dara torres swim
dave scott run
mark allen bike

ShirleyPerly said...

Haha, never thought about an Ironman relay team, but why not? But are either Phelps or Coughlin any good at long distance open water swimming?

Dori said...

I vote for Dara Torres over Coughlin. She's so competitive, she'd get 'er done!

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