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Author: Larry Ryan

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The best part of attending an Ultraman event is the life-long friendships you leave with. These events attract remarkable athletes from all walks of life and all corners of the globe. 515 invites you into the lives of these people who make up the Ultra family through conversations hosted by Larry Ryan, co-race director of Ultraman Canada. Join us if you are an Ironman with an aspiration toward Ultraman; if you are a seasoned veteran of Ultratriathlon; or you just want to fill your training hours listening to inspiring stories, about epic events, told by interesting people. There will be plenty of take-aways for your own training and/or your bucket list. For show notes and past guests, please visit the Podcast Website: https://515theultramanpodcast.buzzsprout.com
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World record holder for the fastest 515 race, Petr Vabrousek of the Czech Republic, joins me for a discussion about his prolific race resume.  Along with racing Ultra triathlon, Petr also takes on extreme marathons including the World Marathon Challenge.  The challenge is to run 7 marathon races on 7 continents in 7 days.  I am also joined by the race directors of the UltraCzech 515, Jakub and Adam Atarsia, who will be holding their third 515 race on September 3-5th, 2021.In Steve King Stories, Steve introduces coach and Ultra athlete, Christian Isakson.Yo can reach Petr:www.petrvabrousek.cz www.facebook.com/PetrVabrousek www.instagram.com/Petrvabrousek Resources mentioned in this episode:Ultraman CanadaUltraman World Championship Thor XTriUltraCzech 515 Ultraman Florida100k Antarctica UltraNorth Pole MarathonMarathon Des SablesOran TriathlonSahara TriathlonMediterranean GamesGrand Columbian triathlonOcean Shores TrifestLeadman Ironman TexasUltraman FloridaEpic 5 ChallengeWorld Marathon ChallengeShout outs and mentions in this episode:Micheal VabrousekChris BoudreauxChris LietoChuck KemenyTrung and Consuela LivelyChris BaggJeff SymondsAmy Van TasselCraig PercivalScott McDermottRhonda IsaksonRichard Donovan Michal Subrt Tomas RacekMatthew Smith___________________________________________________________Show Contributors:Host : Larry Ryan Contributing Raconteur : Steve KingAnnouncer : Mary Jo DionneProduction : 5Five EnterprisesSponsor : Ultraman CanadaMusic  :  Run by 331___________________________________________________________For show notes and past guests, please visit the Podcast Website: https://515theultramanpodcast.buzzsprout.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/515TheUltramanPodcastIf you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes or where you get your pods.  I would like to hear from you and who you think should be interviewed. Email : 515Ultraman@gmail.com
Don't read race reports online.  In this episode, every athlete from the 2021 Ultraman Canada race gives you a recap in their own words.  As a result, this episode does run long so you may want to save it for your long run.Featured  Athletes : Barry Berg, Jon Greyell, Chad Bentley, JD Tremblay, Eric Dufour, Shane Mascarin and the relay team of Lucy Ryan, Scott McDermott & Kevin Wilson. This episode is a must listen if you want to do UMC in the future as the athletes share all of their ups and downs and best tips to succeed (or at least not fail).Steve King has a triple Ohana Steve King Stories.
Steve King and Brad Sawa join me to discuss each of the athletes competing at the special “Canadian only” Ultraman Canada 2021.Resources mentioned in this episode:Ultraman CanadaIronman Canada Ultraman World Championship Miracle Mile (Kona)Race Across America (RAAM)Adelaide 24 hour runGreat White North Half IronmanBadwater 135Brazil 135Epic 5 ChallengeWattie InkUltraman FloridaBare BonesAxel Merckx GranfondoOliver Half IronmanPeach ClassicXterra World’sShout outs and mentions in this episode:Brad SawaSteve KingJD TremblayHeather MyersEric DufourMark NaphinJon GreyellBarry BergChad BentleyScott BeasleyCurtis FlockDave WilsonWendy MyerDan JensenBrian Schroeder   Phil MakinGary WangEllis AndrewsDede GreisbauerTom BamfordMartin CaronLucy RyanScott McDermottKevin WilsonTracey McQuairShane MascarinKurt MaddenMary Jo DionneMiro KregarJon BellJordan BrydenKC EmersonEric Derbez    Jason NixonAmy VanTasselJanelle MorrisonGreg TimewellYvonne TimewellShow Contributors:Host : Larry Ryan Contributing Raconteur : Steve KingAnnouncer : Mary Jo DionneProduction : 5Five EnterprisesSponsor : Ultraman CanadaMusic  :  Run by 331For show notes and past guests, please visit the Podcast Website: https://515theultramanpodcast.buzzsprout.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/515TheUltramanPodcast If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes or where you get your pods.    I would like to hear from you and who you think should be interviewed. Email : 515Ultraman@gmail.com
We forego the Ultraman Canada 2021 athlete profile to bring you a UMC Race Director profile.  The full episode is dedicated to my conversation with my co-race director -- Brad Sawa.But don’t fear, we do have Steve King profiling another athlete in Steve King Stories.Resources mentioned in this episode:Ultraman CanadaIronman Canada 70.3 CalgaryBoston Marathon,New York MarathonChicago Marathon,Race Across America (RAAM)Furnace Creek 508Transcontinental CyclingUltraman World Championship Paris Brest ParisUMUKUltraman FloridaVictory Swim 105Aunt Susan interview for Victory SwimAndre Kajlich Sportscenter clipOregon Double AnvilUltra 520K CanadaGreat White NorthITU World Championship Penticton, Challenge PentictonTuktoyaktukShout outs and mentions in this episode:Brad Sawa, Ryan Goodman, Evan Johnston, Bones Brigade, Tony Hawke, Steve Caballero, Rodney Mullen, Kevin Harris, Bjorn Sawa, Bergie Sawa, Sigrid Stefanson, The Bench Market , Lucy Ryan, Steve King , Nick Mallett, Sergio Cordeiro, Rick Kent,Andrew Gale, Ingrid Hillhouse, Jack Bruce,Consuela Lively, Trung Lively, Adam Ellenstein, Susan Scarlett, Andre Kajlich, Micheal Brown , Sheryl and David Cobb, Jane Bockus Show Contributors:Host : Larry Ryan Contributing Raconteur : Steve KingAnnouncer : Mary Jo DionneProduction : 5Five EnterprisesSponsor : Ultraman CanadaMusic  :  Run by 331For show notes and past guests, please visit the Podcast Website: https://515theultramanpodcast.buzzsprout.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/515TheUltramanPodcastIf you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes or where you get your pods.   I would like to hear from you and who you think should be interviewed.Email : 515Ultraman@gmail.com
Ep 9 -- Ohana Means Family

Ep 9 -- Ohana Means Family

2021-06-0401:24:28

I have a conversation with Peter and Katy Bourne who have been involved with the Ultraman World Championships from the early years. Steve King answers the FAQ of who is the most prolific Ultraman racer in Steve King Stories.The Ultraman Canada 2021 athlete profile features Canadian, Barry Berg. Special bonus guest, Scott McDermott, tells me about his film Living the Warrior Code and a special event with Steve King.  June 8th 6:30 pm PST  Join Zoom Meeting  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6294112317?pwd=VDkvVm1sSHFDMHJEOGYrMHpHNGt5dz09Resources mentioned in this episode:Ultraman CanadaUltraman World Championship Roughwater swimOahu Perimeter relayBorder to Border  Scottyfit.comWestern StatesHurt 100Wasatch 100Imtuf 100Cascade Crest 100Realendurance.comOtillo Swim RunTenderfoot 50 Triathlon Training Bible by Joel Friel  NorsemanRockman swim run Form googlesBoston MarathonRich Roll -- Finding UltraHow Not to Die cookbook Ironman World ChampionshipsIronman Canada Shout outs and mentions in this episode:Brad Sawa, Krista Kai Hager ,  Noble Beck, Tri Bourne, Lars-Erik Utt, Britta Bourne Lau, Curtis Tyler, Valerie Silk, Nick Mallett, Adam Fox, Peter Hudson, Drew Kenworthy, Steve King, John Wragg, Amber Monforte, Jackie Hofmann, Lauren Fithian, Phil Makin, Ellis Andrews, Martin Raymond, Tony O’Keeffe, Sheena Miller, Gary Wang, Elliot Rushden, Lionel Sanders, Christine Fletcher, Matt Schroeder, Sean Watkins, Heather Jackson, Rachael Mcbride Show Contributors:Host : Larry Ryan Contributing Raconteur : Steve KingAnnouncer : Mary Jo DionneProduction : 5Five EnterprisesSponsor : Ultraman CanadaMusic  :  Run by 331Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/515TheUltramanPodcastEmail : 515Ultraman@gmail.com
Ep 8 (Bonus)

Ep 8 (Bonus)

2021-05-1930:11

In Episode 8, I spoke with 2019 UMC women’s champion Kathryn Zeiler.   We had some left over questions about her field of work that I found super interesting but could not fit into the episode-- so here they are.Show Contributors:Host : Larry Ryan Contributing Raconteur : Steve KingAnnouncer : Mary Jo DionneProduction : 5Five EnterprisesSponsor : Ultraman CanadaMusic  :  Run by 331For show notes and past guests, please visit the Podcast Website: https://515theultramanpodcast.buzzsprout.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/515TheUltramanPodcastIf you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes or where you get your pods.  I would like to hear from you and who you think should be interviewed.Email : 515Ultraman@gmail.com
In the second of our champion check-ins, I speak with 2019 UMC women’s champion Kathryn Zeiler. Steve King highlights the careers of a number of champions while introducing us to Ingrid Hillhouse in Steve King Stories.The Ultraman Canada 2021 athlete profile features a four time world champion at four different distances who is  searching for number five this year, retired pro-triathlete, Leanda Cave.Resources mentioned in this episode:Ultraman CanadaSmashfest TeamYogitriathlete  Boston MarathonIronman World Championships Ultraman FloridaDolphin Challenge Cancer EventSchliersee Triathlon    Escape from AlcatrazBBC Superstars (the full broadcast)CNN Fittest women Club Leanda CaveCredoTri AppPkrs.Ai  AppUltraman World ChampionshipShout outs and mentions in this episode:Brad SawaJordan Bryden Mary KnottMark Boudreau Hillary BiscayJess GumkowskiBJ GumkowskiMelanie McSallyTaryn SpatesDr. Ibram X. Kendi  (In bonus episode)Steve KingDede Greisbauer  Kate Bevilaqua Amy VanTasselRick KentAndrew GaleHeath Eskalyo  Ben KanuteBrownlee Brothers Craig Alexander Chris NikicManuel HuertaKris SwarthoutMaiko De AndaraShow Contributors:Host : Larry Ryan Contributing Raconteur : Steve KingAnnouncer : Mary Jo DionneProduction : 5Five EnterprisesSponsor : Ultraman CanadaMusic  :  Run by 331___________________________________________________________For show notes and past guests, please visit the Podcast Website: https://515theultramanpodcast.buzzsprout.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/515TheUltramanPodcast If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes or where you get your pods.    I would like to hear from you and who you think should be interviewed. Email : 515Ultraman@gmail.com
In the first of two champion check-ins, I speak with 2019 UMC men’s champion Jordan Bryden.  Steve King talks about Australia’s “honeybadger” Nick Mallett. The Ultraman Canada 2021 athlete profile features a young gun trying to be the youngest ever finisher at UMC--Andrew Peterson. Resources mentioned in this episode:Ultraman CanadaAMP Human https://amphuman.com/discount/JORDAN15 CODE :JORDAN15Psoas Recovery https://www.alethahealth.com/?ref=relentless. CODE: relentlessJordanBryden.comPonte Verde World ChampionshipsTribe Solutions Metasprint SeriesSolitary ConfinementChallenged Athlete FoundationBadger Mountain 55KCatalina Ultra SwimIronman BoulderIronman ArizonaBigfoot 200Speedgoat 50KTor des Geants  Shout outs and mentions in this episode:  Simon Whitfield/Steve King/Daniela Ryf/Tom Ponting/Cal Zaryski/Brett Sutton  /Nicola Spirig/Arnaud Selukov /Rob Gray/Marc Puig Amiel/Lucy Charles Barclay/Jeff Symonds/Julie DIbbens /Tim Crawley/Phil Baird/Evan Londry/Chris Calimano/Bob Babbit/Chris Nikic /Karl Metzler/Bryan Montgomery/Keeghan Hurley/Emma PattersonShow Contributors:Host : Larry Ryan Contributing Raconteur : Steve KingAnnouncer : Mary Jo DionneProduction : 5Five EnterprisesSponsor : Ultraman CanadaMusic  :  Run by 331Website:  https://515theultramanpodcast.buzzsprout.com
First up in this episode is a conversation with the man who holds the world record for youngest person to complete the Ultraman challenge, Van Sanchez.  Van is also a 515 race director for UltraMX515 in his home country of Mexico.  Van brings along his “brother” Miguel Angel Garcia.The Ultraman Canada 2021 athlete profile features a 4-time Kona IM age grouper, Marla Zucht, from Canada.  Steve King highlights another 6-time Ultraman World Champion--Shanna Armstrong in Steve King Stories.Resources mentioned in this episode:Ultraman CanadaUMUKUltraMX 515Urban Jungle Tri StoreUltraman Florida Ultraman MX non stopUltra 355 CozumelSkaha Lake Ultra SwimIronman World ChampionshipBoston MarathonIronman CanadaNew York Times -- Swim, Bike, CheatOh she glows CookbooksWhistler Housing AuthorityShout outs and mentions in this episode:Ramiro GutierrezIñaki de la ParraArnaud SelukovRoss PikeHeather Church 2010 Winter Olympic / Paralympic GamesJulie MillerJames YoungClaire YoungKathy WinklerAmber MonforteBarbi Brochu  Andi RamerHillary BiscayArdis BowKate BevilaquaAmy VanTasselDede Greisbauer  Markus JoswigShanna ArmstrongShow Contributors:Host : Larry Ryan Contributing Raconteur : Steve KingAnnouncer : Mary Jo DionneProduction : 5Five EnterprisesSponsor : Ultraman CanadaMusic  :  Run by 331For show notes and past guests, please visit the Podcast Website: https://515theultramanpodcast.buzzsprout.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/515TheUltramanPodcastEmail : 515Ultraman@gmail.com
In this episode, I speak with Juan Craveri from Argentina.  He has completed thirteen 515 distance races, 61 Iron distance races and four 135 mile ultramarathons and is a 2-time Epic 5 finisher.  This year, COVID permitting, he will take on Uberman.In the Ultraman Canada 2021 athlete profile section, I speak with a Japanese athlete--Eiko Hibino.  Eiko will be racing in her second 515 distance race at UMC.  A former drift car racer, and retired plastic surgeon, Eiko now spends her time travelling the world in pursuit of new ultra athletic endeavours. In Steve King Stories, Steve, gives a racing biography on 6-time Ultraman World Champion Alexandre Ribeiro.Resources mentioned in this episode:Ultraman CanadaEpic 5UbermanBadwater 135Arch to Arc TriathlonUltraman World ChampionshipEiko's Beauty ProductsVietnam Mountain MarathonIronman Western Australia515 IsraelTrans Am TriIronman CanadaShout outs and mentions in this episode:Kate BevilaquaGiorgio Alessi Jonas ColtingMike Le RouxSlater FletcherMiro KregarJane BockusAmber MonforteHillary BiscayArdis BowMike CoughlinKevin CutjarAlexandre RibeiroShow Contributors:Host : Larry Ryan Contributing Raconteur : Steve KingAnnouncer : Mary Jo DionneProduction : 5Five EnterprisesSponsor : Ultraman CanadaMusic  :  Run by 331For show notes and past guests, please visit the Podcast Website: https://515theultramanpodcast.buzzsprout.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/515TheUltramanPodcast If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes or where you get your pods.    I would like to hear from you and who you think should be interviewed. Email : 515Ultraman@gmail.com
In this episode, I place a  Zoom call to the birthplace of Ultraman, Kailua Kona for a conversation with UltraMama, Jane Bockus.  Jane was the Race Director of the Ultraman World Championships from 1992 - 2017 and remains the brand owner of Ultraman.  She shares stories of the early days and her volunteer work with the Ironman World Championships.In the Ultraman Canada 2021 athlete profile section, I speak with a Russian athlete--Maxim Knyazev.  He is the current course record holder of Siberman 515.  Maxim shares some training ideas and his goals as an endurance athlete which includes his own personal call to reach Kona for the Ultraman World Championships.Resident raconteur, Steve King, drops by to share the Kona stories of the two original winners of Ultraman in 1983.Time Stamps & Topics:    01:20    Jane Bockus (UltramMama) Conversation    23:00    Crew Story : Rory Bass about athlete Genzo Eto    26:40    2021 UMC Athlete Profile : Maxim Knyazev 1:10:30    Steve King StoriesResources mentioned in this episode:Ultraman World ChampionshipKeauhou Canoe ClubSiberman 515Cappadocia Ultra Trail Race (Turkey)Shout outs and mentions in this episode:Curtis TylerKlaus HaetzelDon RyderSheryl and David CobbVito Bialla  Miro KregarPetr VabroušekKurt MaddenArdis BowShow Contributors:Host : Larry Ryan Contributing Raconteur : Steve KingAnnouncer : Mary Jo DionneProduction : 5Five EnterprisesSponsor : Ultraman CanadaMusic  :  Run by 331For show notes and past guests, please visit the Podcast Website: https://515theultramanpodcast.buzzsprout.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/515TheUltramanPodcastIf you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes or where you get your pods.   I would like to hear from you and who you think should be interviewed.Email : 515Ultraman@gmail.com
In the Ultraman Canada 2021 athlete profile section I speak with The Milkman to Ironman athlete from Satara, India, Abhay Kelkar.  We speak of the trials of training in rural India and how a foundation called Mann Deshi helps young women in India to succeed.The second half picks up my conversation with Ultraman race announcer Steve King.  In this episode, we speak about his music, his wife, and how Ultraman is like an art. Resources mentioned in this episode:Mann Deshi FoundationMilkman to Ironman videoSteve’s website  :  Steve-king.ca Steve King facebook Steve’s List of Ultraman Records  :  UM records Shout outs and mentions in this episode:Dr Kaustubh RadkarMatt HillChad Bentley Dr. Jeff HarriesBill Head Dan CummingSteve’s Music Mentions : The Moody Blues, The Who, David Bowie, The Action, The Move, Colin Hay, Simply Red, 10cc, Dion & the Belmonts, John Bonamassa, UB40, Ali Campbell, Fleetwood Mac, John Lennon, George Harrison, Eric Clapton, David Grohl, Neil PeartScott McDermott -- Living the Warrior CodeChristian IsaksonKurt MaddenArdis BowShow Contributors:Host : Larry RyanContributing Raconteur : Steve KingAnnouncer : Mary Jo DionneProduction : 5Five EnterprisesSponsor : Ultraman CanadaMusic  :  Run by 331Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/515TheUltramanPodcast
I continue my conversation with Ultraman race announcer Steve King.  In this episode, we focus on how he became an announcer and what it takes for him to deliver such great material.  Even at a belly flop contest.In the Ultraman Canada 2021 athlete profile section, I speak with a Japanese athlete, Makato Hoshino, who has climbed the Seven Summits.  We talk about growth and the lessons he learned taking on the challenge.  You will be surprised by his answers.  Resources mentioned in this episode:Steve’s website  :  Steve-king.ca Steve King facebook Steve’s List of Ultraman Records  :  UM records The clip of Heidi Marshall I played for Steve from FacebookThe Seven SummitsMakato Hoshino Youtube ChannelMakato meets Kilian Jornet videoMakato meets Jeff Bezos videoMakato walking the wire bridgeShout outs and mentions in this episode:Mike ReillyKieren PerkinsLynn and Mike Van ErtAl JohnsonFrank Gair Ron Zalco Katherine Calder Becker & Kevin Becker  Heidi Miller   The clip I played for SteveVan SanchezDan JensenDiane AndersonWendy MinorAndrew PetersonDr. Jeff HarriesBobby MillerRenita MillerKyra MillerKaitlin MillerHiro KuraokaJeff BezosKilian JornetShow Contributors:Host : Larry RyanContributing Raconteur : Steve KingAnnouncer : Mary Jo DionneProduction : 5Five EnterprisesSponsor : Ultraman CanadaMusic  :  Run by 331Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/515TheUltramanPodcast
Episode Summary:Welcome to the first episode!  I am starting it off with a bang.  I completed a lengthy interview with Ultraman race announcer Steve King.  So lengthy, that I decided to split it into three parts.  In this episode Steve shares stories of the life changing events he attended during his athletic career as a race walker, triathlete and endurance runner.  You will also be introduced to upcoming Ultraman Canada 2021 participant Chad Bentley. Chad is a well-respected plant-based endurance athlete.  He is a marathoner, Ultra-marathoner, multi-time Ironman finisher, 2-time Ultraman finisher, 2-time Ultra 520 finisher, and the first Canadian to compete in the EPIC 5 Challenge. Resources mentioned in this episode:Steve’s website  :  Steve-king.ca Steve King facebook Steve’s List of Ultraman Records  :  UM records Ross Welton’s Youtube Video of Ultra 520 in 2016Epic 5 ChallengeNeuro-Linguistic ProgrammingChadBentley.comShout outs and mentions in this episode:Valerie Silk Katherine Calder Becker & Kevin Becker Evan DunfeeLynn Van DoveGary ShieldsBrad SawaRob LevitonComrades MarathonBrian Keeling Johnny CleggNelson MandelaRich Benyo and Rhonda Provost Running on the Sun (film)Barbara Alvarez and Angelika CastanedaMurray CoatesLucy RyanFred JohnsonRoss WeltonKatie WeltonChad Bentley Mary Jo DionneDana MontgomeryRich FraserMatt HillMajella (Jou Jou) BentleyBurgess (Birdie) BentleyShow Contributors:Host : Larry RyanContributing Raconteur : Steve KingAnnouncer : Mary Jo DionneProduction : 5Five EnterprisesSponsor : Ultraman CanadaFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/515TheUltramanPodcast
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