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Sarah, Mike and Verne
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David & Elliott welcome 2008 Olympian and 2011 World Cup winner, professional triathlete Sarah Haskins. She is getting set to compete in the Life Time Chicago Triathlon, one of the world's largest triathlons, taking place Sunday, Aug. 28. Sarah has won the Chicago Triathlon the past 2 years! Plus - sportscasting legend Verne Lundquist and Cy Young Award Winning Pitcher Mike McCormick.
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Sports & Torts: Sarah Haskins
Sarah has won the Chicago Triathlon two years in a row, and is going for the three-peat. We get the lowdown on the life of a professional triathlete, her training regiment, her dreams of returning to the Olympics.
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Sports & Torts: Verne Lundquist and Mikle McCormick
Verne gives his take on the latest chapter in the Tiger Woods Saga, the NFL labor situation, and his broadcasting career. Then, Mike McCormick talks about his playing days, teammates, and how the treatment of young pitching aces is different than when he played.
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Chicago Triathalon
The Chicago Triathlon is the fifth stop of the Life Time Fitness Triathlon Series Race to the Toyota Cup. This eight race series kicks off in Miami in April and wraps up at the Toyota US Open Triathlon.

Race To The Toyota Cup
The Life Time Fitness Triathlon Series Race to the Toyota Cup is the premier triathlon series for non-drafting International distance racing. Open to professionals and amateurs alike, the Life Time Fitness Triathlon Series Race to the Toyota Cup has arguably done more to elevate the sport of Triathlon for both professionals and amateurs than any other race or series before it.

Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Sarah Haskins
Sarah competed in her first triathlon in St. Louis, MO in June of 2003 upon college graduation and became a professional triathlete less than a year later in May, 2004. While in college, Sarah competed in cross-country and track at the University of Tulsa. She has a degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Mathematics. Sarah grew up in St. Louis, MO and began swimming at a very young age. She swam on the Parkway Swim Club for nine years and ran cross country and track in high school. Sarah was a Missouri high school state champion in cross country and swimming, while attending Parkway South High School. From 2000-2004, Sarah coached 150 swimmers ages 4-18 during the summer months. She thoroughly enjoys teaching and coaching children and adults of all ages about the benefits of health and exercise, as well as teaching the skills of swimming, biking and running. From 2003 through 2004, Sarah taught students in grades K-5th health education at Hanna Woods Elementary School. In December of 2006, Sarah married Nathan Kortuem, who is now her current coach and training partner. Sarah and Nathan reside in Colorado Springs, Colorado, but spend many weeks of the year traveling around the world racing and training. Sarah enjoys spending her free time with family and friends, many of whom live in Missouri and Minnesota. She enjoys watching movies and reading books, especially while traveling. Sarah and Nate have five nieces and two nephews all five and under and love to spend time with them. Notable accomplishments
  • 2004 U23 National Champion
  • 2005 Los Angeles Triathlon Champion
  • 2006 US National Champion
  • 2007 Pan American Games Silver Medal
  • 2008 Silver Medal at the ITU World Championships
  • 2008 Bejing Olympic Team Member, 11th place
  • 2009 Race To The Toyota Cup Series Champion
  • 2010 Winner of; Miami International , St. Anthonyís, MN LifeTime Fitness, and Chicago Triathlons
Currently, Sarah is training to qualify for the 2012 Olympics in London.


Sarah's Website

 
Verne Lundquist
Born in Duluth, Minnesota, on July 17, 1940, sportscasting legend Verne Lundquist was named Texas Sportscaster of the Year seven consecutive times, from 1977-1983. His other accolades include being enshrined in the Texas Hall of Fame, the Texas Radio Hall of Fame, and the Sun Bowl Hall of Fame. Lundquist began his career in Texas, where he was Sports director of WFAA-TV for 16 years and became the radio voice of the Dallas Cowboys for 12 years. In addition to his work on radio for the Cowboys, Lundquist also broadcast for ABC from 1974-1981. After finishing with the Cowboys in 1984, he moved to CBS where he announced a variety of sports including the Olympics and Masters Golf. In 1995, he moved to TNT briefly to do play-by-play of the NFL, NBA, golf, and figure skating for the network. After three years he returned to CBS, where he continues to cover golf, including the Masters, and is the lead play-by-play announcer of CBSís coverage of college football and basketball. In all, during his tenure at CBS he has covered more than 20 different sports. In recognition of these outstanding achievements, Lunquist was enshrined in the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame on April 30, 2007.

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Mike McCormick
Mike played for the New York Giants from 1956 to 1958, then the San Francisco Giants from 1958 to 1970. He played for the New York Yankees in 1970 and then the Kansas City Royals in 1971. In 1956 he became one of the most hyped rookies in history after posting a 49-4 American Legion record at age 17, including four no hitters and a 26 strikeout game. Though he struggled with his control for the first few years of his career, he later became one of the best pitchers in baseball. He led the league in ERA in 1960 and won the Cy Young Award and The Sporting News Pitcher of the Year in 1967 with the San Francisco Giants. He also hit the 500th home run by a pitcher in baseball history (and also gave up Hank Aaron's 500th career home run in 1968). McCormick was a member of the National League All Star Team in 1960 and 1961. McCormick currently conducts fantasy camps for the San Francisco Giants, with other former Giants. He married Carolyn Koehler in 1956. They have four children, Susan, Michael Jr., Matthew and Stacy. He married Dierdre Hodge in January 1986. They have one daughter, Tara.

Mike's Career Stats