Jennifer Hinshaw was in the lead on the bike at the Ricoh Ironman in May, 1983 when long-distance swimmer and ABC television commentator Diana Nyad decided it was time for an up-close-and-personal interview. Back in those days the on-camera ABC Sports talent wore distinctive yellow blazers; the camera never saw what was going on below – in this case shorts and running shoes. No one ever faulted Diana for her work ethic. Jennifer might have questioned her timing in this case, however.
This is the kind of story we tell each other over a beer. It’s a triathlon classic from the wooly early days of the sport, when the world was just waking up to the notion of triathlon, and even folks in the business were learning as they went. It was on-the-job training for everyone,...Read More