Want to feel hopeful about the future? This is the episode for you. Yuri and Fatty talk with two high school kids (Keegan and Hugo) who have been riding and racing with NorCal and NICA, along with their coaches and leaders. How riding and racing have influenced them and those around them is going to really inspire you. This is a can't-miss episode of The Pinnacle!
When Jeff and JoAnn's son Pablo was diagnosed with a rare form of childhood cancer, they took to the blogosphere to keep loved ones up-to-date on Pablo’s progress. Their “happily ever after” didn’t come: Pablo passed away six days after his sixth birthday. From this tragedy, The Pablove Foundation was born. In this episode of the Pinnacle, Yuri and Fatty talk with Jeff Castelaz, the co-founder of Pablove, about riding through grief, finding good in tragedy, and how the seven-day "Pablove Across America" ride has been changing lives with its fundraising dollars.
Mirinda “Rinny” Carfrae — an Ironman World Champion and professional triathlete — talks with Yuri and Fatty before and during race day, how she recovers after a big race like the Kona Ironman World Championship, races she’d like to try someday (a marathon, the Leadville 100), how to stay focused when a race isn’t going your way, and much more. This is a can’t-miss episode of The Pinnacle, loaded with information and inspiration any athlete will want to hear.
Carol Dellinger is the self-described "Warrior Marathon Runner," a seven-year breast cancer survivor and advocate for early detection. In this episode of the GU Pinnacle Podcast, Carol talks with Yuri and Fatty about her cancer journey, running at your own pace, and how she finds meaning in the amazing number of marathons she's completed.
Tim Tollefson is fast. Like, REALLY fast. He's been a college steeplechaser, a road marathoner, an Olympic Trials qualifier in the marathon...and most recently, he's an ultra-trail runner. In addition to being the 2014 U.S. 50k Trail Champion, he just podiumed in the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc — the world's most prestigious trail century. In this episode, Tim tells Yuri and Fatty the whole story. If you love big stories about big races, this is a Pinnacle Podcast you will NOT want to miss.
Magda Boulet has done a lot of inspiring things. Like, an insane number of insipiring things. She's represented in the Olympics — where she endured tragedy and came back stronger. She's won the Western States 100. She's been the NA Ultra Runner of the Year.
And most recently, she's clobbered the Ultra Trail Mont Blanc (UTMB), the toughest, most prestigious 100-mile trail race of them all.
When she's not destroying the field on the trail, Magda leads Innovation & Product Development at GU Energy Labs.
Magda is an incredibly smart and inspiring athlete. You're gonna love this episode of the GU Energy Pinnacle Podcast.
Kim Chambers an inspiring woman taking on amazing challenges — and swimming mind-boggling distances. In this interview, Yuri and Fatty talk with Kim about her latest quest: to be the first woman to swim from Sacramento to San Francisco. It's a can't miss two-interview podcast, with Kim sharing her insights both before and after the attempt. Don't miss this one.
It’s been a busy year for Rebecca Rusch (aka "The Queen of Pain"): racing in Italy, riding and making a documentary in Viet Nam, as well as putting on her own signature cycling event. And — most recently — she and her husband Greg did a multi-stage mountain bike race in Iceland. Learn why place sometimes matters more than placing in this terrific conversation we have with an inspiring athlete.
Rob Krar is a top pro endurance runner who found himself injured in 2016. Rather than going full couch-potato, he got on his bike and signed up for his first race on wheels: the Leadville 100 Mountain Bike Race -- a race he has run (and won) the running version of before. Yuri Hauswald and Elden "Fatty" Nelson talk with Rob before and after the race to get his story...and lessons learned. It's a can't-miss first episode of the GU Pinnacle Podcast.