The MX Endurance podcast was started in 2012 by Chris McCormack and Michael Gilliam as MaccaX Uncensored and has now been running for over 8 years.
What originally started as some of the hottest and most controversial takes in triathlon has turned into an informative and fun look at the happenings in the world of endurance sport.
The MX Endurance podcast aims to talk to the biggest names in triathlon and provide interesting and alternative views from the many different facets of the sport.
The show has hosted multiple World Champions from all distances including Olympic medalists, Kona and 70.3 World Champions as well as rising stars and triathlon professionals from around the world.
The show is now hosted by Tim Ford and James Bale who are both huge fans of the sport. Tim and James come from different backgrounds with different journeys through the sport but are able to use their differences to provide light hearted, fun and informative discussion as well as ask questions that wouldn’t normally be asked.
If you enjoy the MX Endurance Podcast and want more of it you can sign up for our MX Endurance Podcast Membership.
As we continue to grow we will look at offering additional benefits like a bonus monthly ‘member only’ classic race episode which does a deep dive into some of the most important races in the history of the sport. These additional benefits will come into affect if we reach certain membership levels.
With four World Championship titles to his name and countless more international race wins, Chris McCormack is one of the most successful athletes in the history of triathlon. The only male athlete to conquer every triathlon distance with World Championship gold, Macca is considered the most complete multisport athlete ever and the catalyst of the emerging new age triathlon talent that is flawless at swimming, biking and running.
James Bale has anchored his life around endurance sports, taking up triathlon in 1998 at the age of 13, he has followed the sport as it evolved from the 90s, through the 2000s and onwards. Having competed at all distances up to Ironman, James now puts the majority of his own efforts into helping others achieve their goals no matter where the starting point. James has many years working as a writer for multiple publications and organisations including Super League Triathlon.
Tim Ford turned his life around through triathlon, losing over 50 kg, becoming one of the top athletes in his age group, and now runs MX Endurance along side Chris. Tim is working towards a 4:05 70.3 because that was the time of his original Olympic Distance race. He only has one minute left to knock off his PB!
Long course triathlon has been dominated by Jan Frodeno and Daniela Ryf in recent years. So much so that most of their competition have admitted that they don't even think they can beat them!
Does this mean that Jan and Dani have beaten their competitors before the race has even begun? Who or what will it take for someone to stand up to their dominance and not be afraid? Who if anyone can beat them?
To discuss this we are joined by Macca to get his insights into the who, what and why of this question.
This week we are extremely lucky to be joined by 2014 Ironman World Champion Sebastian Kienle. Sebi is one of the biggest names in the sport and part of the fabric of long distance racing.
We discuss the impact of 2020, the emergence of the PTO, Lionel Sanders and how at 36 his desire to improve and become a better athlete is stronger than ever.
No one is more dialled in to the changing dynamic of triathlon than the Kona winner and uber-biker who is looking for a new edge to take to the competition.
What a weekend of triathlon with Iron Man, 70.3, XTERRA and even a little ITU World Championship all happening.
We round up the all the racing that happened over the weekend including all of the action from the ITU World Championship. We also look at the PTO supported Helvellyn Triathlon.
All of the racing action, coverage and lack thereof raises the question whether Iron Man is critical to the future success of triathlon? Would Kona still be as iconic if it wasn't called an Iron Man?
The ITU faces backlash over a one-day World Championship, drama at the TDF and speculation that Iron Man World Champion Jan Frodeno is injured is just some of what we cover on this week's episode.
We are also joined by Australian triathlete Jake Birtwhistle. Jake is the defending ITU Hamburg champion and we discuss the decision to make the event a championship race, having the Olympics moved and some insight into the newly launched Pho3nix Foundation and all that they have coming up.
You've heard that Super League is triathlon done differently and that was certainly the case at the SLT Arena Games.
The Arena games saw athletes compete in both the real and virtual world with swims in a pool & riding and running on Zwift.
MX Endurance gives you the definitive post-race round up as we are joined by Macca to discuss the event as well as interviews with both winners, Jess Learmonth and Justus Nieschlag.
Is Iron Man the worst distance? Are the Olympics the pinnacle of our sport? Is getting an M Dot tattoo a faux pas? This week we discuss some of the most controversial triathlon opinions.
Be careful because these takes might be too hot to handle. We also discuss positive signs that the PTO Daytona event may happen, the recent 5000m world record and preview this weekend's SLT Arena Games.
Is a triathlon podcast really a triathlon podcast if it hasn't interviewed Dave Scott?
This week we we are joined by a legend of triathlon, 6-time Kona Champion, Dave Scott.
What is it like to lose the greatest triathlon of all time? What does the future of the sport look like and what sort of changes are the PTO making to help facilitate that change? Dave Scott answers all of these questions and more as he speaks with James about the history of the sport and what is to come on this week's episode.
With no Kona this year or much racing at all, we look to the future to try and work out who we think will be the next new Kona champions. Who will be the next male and female athletes to win Kona who have never won Kona before?
Will it be Lionel Sanders or will his second place be his best effort? Can Lucy Charles-Barclay put together a performance good enough to beat Daniela Ryf? Or do we need to look further into the future at up and coming stars like Kristian Blummenfelt or Ashleigh Gentle?
The endurance sports world came grinding to a halt this week as people were no longer able to upload their workouts!!!
We are also excited to be joined by American triathlete, former World Champion and last year's Kona runner-up, Tim O'Donnell. We talk about his Kona race last year, what 2021 is looking like for him and the very active role he has taken up with the PTO. He explains how the PTO will work for athletes and what its formation means for triathlon.
Since retiring as a professional triathlete, Macca has become a triathlon professional working with MX Endurance, Superleague Triathlon, Bahrain Endurance and now Pho3nix. Having raced as one of the most successful professional triathletes in history who better to discuss the current state of triathlon?
This week, Chris talks us through the ways in which our sport will change, the history and current situation with Ironman and what triathlon might look like in the future.