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303Endurance Podcast

Dec 31, 2022

Happy New Years! This week we look back at the year of 2022 and picked out one of our favorite interviews of the year. We had some great guests this year. We started the year with Morgan Pearson on his Olympic pursuit. We had the David Warden Wait Wait Don't Tell Me series, Andy Potts, Scott Mercier, Mark Allen and more. Stay tuned for our pick of the year.


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In Today's Show

  • Best of 2022 Interview
  • Endurance News - Worldwide Fitness Trends Survey Results
  • What's new in the 303 - Paratriathlete Kyle Coon’s Christmas Gift, Meet Hugh
  • Video of the Week - Danny MacAskill and The Drop And Roll Tour


Best of 2022 Interview: Andy Potts and Daniel Brienza

Our favorite interview from 2022 is with Andy Potts and Daniel Brienza. Andy represented the US at the 2004 Olympics, less than a year and a half after starting in the sport. After a long and successful career as a swimmer, Andy has been one of the world’s most versatile triathletes on the planet who prides himself on hard work, dedication, and giving as much back to the sport, his sponsors and community as humanly possible. His business partner Daniel Brienza to make, what was then, an exclusive announcement on HUUB Pinnacle wetsuits and a high visibility and comfort goggles.


Guide for Kyle Coon

Tokyo Paralympics emotions and thought it was going to be on the broadcast

Credit to all the people who influenced him.


What's New in the 303:

Paratriathlete Kyle Coon’s Christmas Gift, Meet Hugh

MORRISTOWN, N.J. – In December, The Seeing Eye passed an important milestone when it paired Kyle Coon of Colorado Springs, Colo. with a 2-year-old black Labrador retriever named Hugh, making them the 18,000th team to graduate from the program since 1929. This milestone is reached as the non-profit approaches its 94th anniversary in January.


Kyle Coon and Hugh“How amazing it is to pair Kyle with Hugh, to help guide him on all of the journeys that life takes them on. Just like every team that came before, their partnership was created with careful consideration, and support from countless individuals throughout the community,” said Seeing Eye President & CEO Peggi Howard. “We are so grateful for the graduates who choose our dogs, the puppy raisers and staff who lovingly care for our dogs, and all of the volunteers and donors who came together to play a part in creating 18,000 Seeing Eye partnerships over the last 94 years.”


Listen to our podcast with Kyle getting ready for the Paralympics HERE


Coon, a 31-year-old triathlete, motivational speaker and author, is a member of the U.S. Paratriathlon Resident Team in Colorado Springs. In his free time, he enjoys rock climbing, downhill skiing and playing the guitar. Hugh is Coon’s third Seeing Eye dog.  


“From the time I was a little kid, I dreamed of being able to cruise around independently with a dog. Now I’ve been matched with Hugh, my third Seeing Eye Dog, and I can’t begin to express how much confidence I have when we’re out and about,” said Kyle Coon. “As Team USA athletes we dedicate a certain portion of our lives to being the best in our chosen sport. Hugh is dedicated to making sure we travel smoothly and safely. I’m extremely honored and humbled to be part of the 18,000th match in The Seeing Eye’s history, and I can’t wait to see what adventures Hugh and I experience together from here on out.”


Established in 1929, The Seeing Eye provides specially bred and trained dogs to guide people who are blind. Seeing Eye dog users experience greatly enhanced mobility and independence, allowing them to retain their active lifestyles despite blindness. The Seeing Eye is a 501(c)3 non-profit supported by contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations, bequests, and other planned gifts.


The Seeing Eye is a trademarked name and can only be used to describe the dogs bred and trained at the school’s facilities in Morristown, N.J. If you would like more information on The Seeing Eye, please visit the website at, call (973) 539-4425, or email 


Mention - Amy Dixon is a visually impaired professional triathlete and member of the USA Paratriathlon National Team. She is the reigning International Triathlon Union Aquathlon World Champion, US National Champion triathlete, and is ranked 7th in the world in triathlon in the Paralympic international Rankings.


Endurance News:

Worldwide survey of fitness trends for 2023

American College of Sports Medicine's Health & Fitness Journal

The #1 trend for 2023, as it was for 2022, is wearable technology. Home exercise gyms was #2 for 2022 but has dropped to #13 for 2023. Fitness programs for older adults will make a comeback in 2023, breaking the top 10 at #4.



Every attempt was made to replicate the survey delivery as in the past 17 years. For the 2023 survey, there were 42 possible trends. Top-rated trends from previous years were included in the survey, as were potentially emerging trends identified by the editors of this Journal. The editors represent practitioners from all four sectors of the health and fitness industry (corporate, clinical, community, commercial), as well as from academia. In the survey, potential trends were identified followed by a brief explanation to offer the respondents a few details without inconveniencing them with too much reading, analysis, or interpretation. The survey was designed to be completed in approximately 15 minutes.


This survey guides health and fitness programming efforts for 2023 and beyond. The first survey (1), conducted in 2006 (for predictions in 2007), introduced a systematic way to forecast trends. These surveys have been conducted annually since that time (2–16) using the same methodology. Because this is a survey of trends (and not fads), respondents were asked to first make an especially important distinction between a “fad” and a “trend.”


Trend: “a general development or change in a situation or in the way that people are behaving” (


Fad: “a style, activity, or interest that is very popular for a short period of time” (


Responses were received from almost every continent, including the countries of Australia, Brazil, Barbados, Canada, China, Columbia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Japan, Jordan, India, Indonesia, Italy, Kenya, Libya, Malawi, Mexico, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, Vietnam, and the United States, among many others.


Demographics of the survey respondents included 58% females (41% males) across a wide variability in ages (Figure 1), with 55% of all respondents having more than 10 years of industry experience (Figure 2) and 29% with more than 20 years of experience.


Video of the week:

Danny MacAskill and The Drop And Roll Tour

Malverns Classic "The UK's Biggest Mountain Bike Party" near Bristol.

Duncan Shaw, Ali Clarkson, and Ben Travis.


Malvern's Classic infamous "lake ride" which saw competitors racing to see who could be fastest to cross a sketchy bridge of pontoons over the river with varying levels of success!


The Mersey To The Malverns! - Danny MacAskill and The Drop And Roll Tour



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Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!