California Triathlon Soup is a triathlon podcast - rich in flavor and combines 2 parts triathlon, 1 part cultural relevance and a pinch of silly.

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Season 2

September 14, 2018

Rada Owen, Olympic freestyle swimmer, joins California Triathlon Soup to discuss her path to the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. We go into some detail about her time on an Auburn team coached by Dave Marsh, going to the Olympics and some current training techniques she uses with us wacky triathletes. Rada is originally from Virginia and a graduate of Auburn University where she was a six-time SEC champion, a 14 time All-American, and was instrumental in developing a national championship-winning team before swimming in Sydney. Get ready for 45 minutes that will go as quickly as Rada moves in the pool.

August 24, 2018

Steve Tomboni, creator of Viking Dash Trail Runs & American Multisport, joins California Triathlon Soup to discuss the latest running phenomena, Viking Dash, and share 27 years of being a race director conducting 138 races.  Check out the Viking Dash race medal, Thor’s Hammer, which is more of a weapon of mass destruction than a medal.  We announce Viking Dash LA on April 7, 2019 in Griffith Park with over 3,000 feet of elevation for the 13.1 mile distance.  That is the toughest race in their series.  We discuss the health of the sport of triathlon & debate whether Cleveland really had a river that caught on fire

August 10, 2018

Clay Evans, an Olympic Silver Medalist Swimmer, joins California Triathlon Soup to discuss his experiences representing Canada at the Olympics in Munich in 1972 and Montreal in 1976, where he won an Olympic silver medal. Clay is also the founder of Southern California Aquatics (SCAQ), the nation’s largest master’s swim program at over 1,000 athletes.  While at UCLA, he was a four year All-American and broke over 40 Masters National and World records.

Season 1

April 1, 2018

Sarah Haskins

Olympian Sarah Haskins joins California Triathlon Soup to discuss her 14 year triathlon career including participating in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.  Sarah explains how she nimbly juggles being a professional triathlete, wife of Nate Kortuem (triathlon coach) and mother of Caroline & Connor.  We do a deep dive on her road to being selected to a 2008 U.S. Olympic Team that included Laura Bennett and Julie Ertel.  Finally, we hear about her secret to success building long term relationships with sponsors including Performance Bike, Fuji & Rudy Project.

March 15, 2018

Emmy Award Winner Katherine Kelly Lang, also known as Brooke Logan on the CBS soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful joins California Triathlon Soup to discuss her acting and producing credits including 31 years on The Bold and the Beautiful.  Kelly also shares her passion for triathlon which includes racing Kona and the launch of the new RYD apparel line.  This episode is packed full of fun facts including Kelly’s dad was an Olympic Ski Jumper and Jolly Green Giant, her experience acting with Betty White and shares that one of B&B’s biggest fans is Robert De Niro.

March 1, 2018


Dave Scott, 6x Ironman World Champion, joined California Triathlon Soup to take some listener questions about training and nutrition. Dave has been a content machine over the past years and discusses the benefits of quality over quantity when training and provides quick tips for age group athletes. We also left time to discuss California Triathlon‘s new sponsors Myoplex and HUUB Wetsuits which Dave is also sponsored.

February 14, 2018

Lesley Paterson and Simon Marshall. Lesley Paterson, 3x Off-Road Triathlon World Champion, and Simon Marshall, Performance Psychologist, BMC Racing Team, join California Triathlon Soup for a 2018 Valentine’s Day special. Lesley shares her story from wee Scottish rugby player to triathlete champion and covers topics as various as their recent book, The Brave Athlete, a gluten free diet and her involvement in the production of All Quiet On The Western Front.

February 1, 2018

We discuss My Time to Tri Initiative, Arizona State’s Curtain of Distraction and hip hop dance moves with USA Triathlon CEO Rocky Harris.