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John and Bevan from IMTalk are, in their small way, trying to ensure that the true legends of our sport are remembered and we continue to learn from their achievements.

The first event IMTalk was released on 9th April 2006 and since then the weekly show has grown somewhat of a triathlon cult following. Several pilgrimages to Kona, countless hours of interview with the stars and a truck load of fun and entertaining content has ensured IMTalk is one of the leading triathlon podcasts in the world  


John Newsom has been a triathlete for over half his life and now runs a successful triathlon coaching business in Christchurch, New Zealand. After winning the junior section in his first ever triathlon John was hooked. He went on to represent New Zealand and then to compete as a professional athlete around the world. With an Ironman PB of 8:51 whilst still holding down a day job John knows what it takes to get to the top of the sport.

John is also involved in a number of other ventures. Epic Camp, which John runs with Ironman Champion and general legend Scott Molina,  is a series of  training camps that are designed for elite age groupers who want an adventure and  to take their athletic performance to the next level. John also runs a Christchurch based junior triathlon programme with the Canterbury Triathlon Club. Finally John also organises several events such as the JD Duathlons  and The House of Travel Triathlon Festival.

in 2011 John was named the Triathlon New Zealand Coach of the year. 

To find out more about John or check out his coaching site at



Bevan James Eyles was an Ironman Triathlete from 2003-2009. In his first race he stumbled across the line, like most first timers, in just under 11 hours. Over his time he grew as an athlete, getting his time down to 9:05. Since this time he has been running in Marathons and doing some 70.3’s.  

Bevan also creates a lot of content of general fitness, check out his website:

Outside the sport he is New Zealand’s top group fitness instructor, winning New Zealand Fitness Instructor for 2005, 2006 and 2008. He also runs New Zealand’s top Half Marathon Group Training Business called RaceTeam. His other passions in life including playing both the piano and guitar and spending time with family and friends.