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Feb 9, 2020

You may have seen the press release from The Professional Triathlon Organization this week and their letter to Wanda Sports Group announcing that they have the financing to make a cash offer for the "WTC business" which includes IRONMAN. Our guest this week is the legendary Rachel Joyce who also happens to be one of the Co- Presidents of PTO along with Tim O'Donnell, who signed the letter.

Thanks to last weekend's guest, Quinton Varce of the 127 Fit Podcast. He's a cool, young guy, who has decided to live his dream to become a personal trainer and a podcaster to share other people's stories in fitness. Check out episode #217.

Sponsor - iKOR Labs:

I have two great iKOR stories for you this week.

 

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Announcements:

  • Last week I shared my strong recommendation to take the TrainingPeaks University course, 'The Science of Endurance Hydration' course. It’s important for athletes to know the answers to questions like: What makes sodium so important to performance? How do athletes lose sodium? What happens when your sodium losses mount up? how much sodium should you be taking in? It is essential that coaches know this information. For coaches that are not confident in their knowledge, or the athlete that does not have a coach, this is a must take course.       It’s a good value at full price, but the Precision Hydration team is offering the MHE Podcast listeners 50% off using the code SWEAT-H6YF. The code and link on the Resources page and of course in the Blog for this episode. If you are subscribed to the newsletter, you will have it come right to you. So easy!
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Interview with Rachel Joyce:

A week ago the Professional Triathlete Organization announced their new board members last week to include Lionel Sanders and Alistair Brownlee. Just this week PTO submitted a letter to Wanda Sports Group explain that PTO is prepared to consider an all-cash transaction or one in which the existing shareholders of WSG are able to participate in the growth of the WTC Business that the PTO is uniquely positioned to deliver. It goes on to read "Without our cooperation the WTC Business would deteriorate". It also closes with "We hope that you and your Board share our enthusiasm and, consistent with applicable fiduciary duties look forward to a prompt and favourable reply". Is there a genuine expectation of a positive response from WSG? Are those words simply polite way of saying "hurry up and say we want to work with PTO to sell to PTO? What would be the leadership structure at the PTO version of IRONMAN? How will IRONMAN respond?

 

That letter was signed by PTO Chairman, Charles D. Adamo, CEO Sam Renouf and Co-Presidents Rachel Joyce and Tim O’Donnell. We have one of the four people that put their name to that letter with us. Please welcome the legendary triathlete, inspiring mom, and industry leader, Rachel Joyce.

 

Outline:

  1. Introduction, interview setup
  2. Maybe two truths and a lie icebreaker - I don't think we ever did this with her
  3. Quick review of Rachel's career highlights and where she is in her career
    1. What is PTO?
    2. Can you remind us when you originally got involved with PTO and why?
    3. How has your role changed and when did the Co-President of PTO become official?
    4. How much of a personal investment have you made? Not financial, necessarily (but maybe), but how much time does this take of you each week?
    5. How does purchasing Wanda, From the letter, "The PTO is prepared to consider an all-cash transaction or one in which the existing shareholders of WSG are able to participate in the growth of the WTC Business that the PTO is uniquely positioned to deliver." What is Ironman worth today? What do you think it could be worth?
    6. We talked about the letter in the intro. From the letter "PTO and its professional athletes that the WTC Business has the ability to stabilise and grow, and that without our cooperation the WTC Business would deteriorate." - Are you trying to save and maintain, or grow?
    7. Is there a genuine expectation of a positive response from WSG? Are those words simply polite way of saying "hurry up and say we want to work with PTO to sell to PTO?
    8. What would be the organization structure be in the PTO version of IRONMAN?
    9. What would an ideal response from IRONMAN respond? What's likely to be the response?
    10. What would be your first priorities?
    11. What will stay the same?
    12. The letter closes with "We hope that you and your Board share our enthusiasm and, consistent with applicable fiduciary duties, we look forward to a prompt and favourable reply." - What do you expect their response to be? Have there been any informal communications with Andrew Messick or the Wanda leadership that they might view this favorably?
    13. Why was it important for you to be a signatory on the letter to Wanda Sports and Andrew Messick
    1. Where to go for more information
       
  4. PTO Questions

Deide griesbaur

Sam long

Matt miller

BASE

 

Training Tips:

I'm reading a book that has me totally drawn in that is going to be one of my must reads for those wanting to take care of themselves and live healthy as you can for as long as you can. Have you ever heard of Telomeres? Well neither had I, until doing MCAT flashcards with Lauren over the December college break. They are basically strands of DNA at the end of the chomosomes in our cells that protect and promote longevity. My curiosity was peaked and I found this book titled, The Telomere Effect.

 

https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/can-this-dna-test-help-predict-your-longevity

https://www.spectracell.com/telomere-testing

Telomere Test ($290)

https://www.healthtestingcenters.com/test/telomere-length-test/ - $607

 

New in the 303:

 

https://www.cbssports.com/olympics/news/how-a-record-setting-ethiopian-marathon-runner-could-cause-problems-for-nike/

Should triathlon allow Vaporflys?

 

Endurance News:

 

https://www.cbssports.com/olympics/news/how-a-record-setting-ethiopian-marathon-runner-could-cause-problems-for-nike/

Should triathlon allow Vaporflys?

 

 

Video of the Week:

None this week.

 

 

Upcoming Interviews:

The Nutrition Mechanic, Dina Griffin will be joining us to discuss the nutrition needs of female athletes.

 

Our anniversary show will be coming up in a month and we are looking forward to having coach, David Warden of 80/20 Endurance join us to celebrate our 4th anniversary.

 

Terrence Tez Steinberg and a United World Challenge update. His boat is near completion, but he missed the Atlantic window. So what does he do, comes up with a bigger challenge. Close to 120 people have rowed the Atlantic alone. Fewer than 10 have rowed from North America to Hawaii. That’s under 10. Ever. Solo rowing the Atlantic is hard. Solo rowing across the Pacific to Hawaii is really hard. And after 4 months of training on my boat, coached by some of the rowers and sailors who know the Pacific Ocean best, I believe I can attempt this route as soon as April or May 2020.   https://unitedworldchallenge.org/our-pacific-pivot/

 

Lance Panagutti

 

Closing:

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Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

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