“We had the right pond and we had the right pebble.” So says Carl Thomas who is set to be inducted into the USA Triathlon Hall of Fame next month. Thomas was the vice president of marketing at Speedo Swimwear in 1982, when he joined Jim Curl to create the U.S. Triathlon Series. The series quickly spread from the original five cities to 12 nationwide. The format of the series and the distance was considered ideal for Olympic competition, and Thomas predicted that by the time triathlon was an Olympic sport, “hundreds of thousands of athletes will have competed at the Olympic distance” worldwide. He was right. He joins us today on Endurance Planet.