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!
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.
This week we are joined the 2019 Ironman World Champion Anne Haug.
Anne was part of one of the most exciting women's races we have seen in Kona for many years and is the first German to ever win the race.
We talk about her amazing day in Kona, how her short course career prepared her for long course success and ask if she thinks she can beat Daniela Ryf on her best day.
We also discuss the appointment of the new PTO Vice-Chairman Chris Kermode and what he could bring to triathlon.
This week we are joined by Lauren Parker, the 2019 ITU World Paratriathlon Champion, member of the Bahrain Endurance 13 Team, and 2018 Commonwealth Games bronze medalist. We talk about her journey through paratriathlon following her accident in 2017, her achievements so far, and her plans for the future.
We also discuss changes to IronMan pro racing and prize money, a new everesting record and introduce their new PTO specific segment focusing on all things Professional Triathletes Organisation.
IronMan is being sued for not offering refunds for events cancelled during COVID. A complaint has been filed in Florida and the MX Endurance team unpack what it's all about as well as the thoughts of some of our members.
We are also lucky to be joined by ITU athlete, Georgia Taylor-Brown to discuss her approach to Tokyo 2020(21), what training in Leeds with the Brownlee's is like and the different approaches to endurance training for women to men.
2021 looks like being absolutely jam packed with Olympics, 2 Konas and more world championships than you can count on one hand!
We thought this could be the perfect opportunity to put out thinking hats on and look at the ways in which triathlon could come out the other side of this break from racing bigger and better than ever!
Do not be fooled by our catchy title, this week we talk about what we would do in a perfect world to try and make triathlon bigger and better than ever before!
John McAvoy, a former armed robber and one of Britain’s most wanted men was born into a crime family, after two spells in prison he found redemption through sport.
Given two life sentences and told that he’d never change and always be a danger to society John started his stay in one of Britain’s highest security prisons.
John’s story is fascinating because it highlights the importance and power of sport and the power of opportunity - the difference between having it or not.
It's the 100th episode and to celebrate we got Greg Bennett from the BE with Champions podcast to sit down with Macca to work out who is the greatest male triathlete of all time.
Greg had an amazing professional career and both he and Chris raced and trained with most of the athletes on the list. Greg has been managing a list of athletes for years where he used a set of criteria to decide.
Who will be in the top fifteen? Who rounds out the top five? Who is the greatest male triathlete of all time?
Few athlete have have had as big an impact on the sport of triathlon as Chrissie Wellington. A 4-time Kona champion, Chrissie is the fastest woman to ever complete an IronMan distance event and has 5 of the fastest ever recorded results out of the all-time top 10.
Chrissie retired in 2011 undefeated at the IronMan distance after one of the toughest Kona victories by any athlete in Kona. We look at how triathlon changed Chrissie as a person and the what the pressure of being undefeated was like.