Friday, June 4, 2010

Ben Berry interviews CBJ triathlete Tyler Wright

Columbus Blue Jackets aficionado Ben Berry has a blog, Becoming Timberman, which chronicles his triathlon obsession.  So it comes as no surprise that he interviewed Blue Jackets development coach (and former player) Tyler Wright about Wright's upcoming Ironman Canada effort on behalf of the Hats for Heroes charity work that he does with the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation.

The interview offers some interesting tidbits about the challenge of getting ready for such a grueling event...and even offers a little insight into Wright's back and forth with the team:
BT: It was reported by the Dispatch that you’ve taken some ribbing from current CBJ players, some of whom have put money on the line on how well you’ll do. As development coach, have you challenged any of the guys to come train with you as a way of firing back at them?

Tyler: The guys have been great. Derek Dorsett just got a road bike, and Jared Boll is looking at getting one. It’s a big difference between training for an 82 game NHL season and training for an Ironman, so they have to be careful. But I’ll probably at least get them out on the bikes to try and judge their fitness levels. It’s true that Commie (Mike Commodore) and I have a wager going, and I might have to bring my goal time down to bring in some more money for the cause.
Nice interview, Ben, and good luck to Tyler in the Ironman Canada!  (Better you than me!)

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