Sources close to TRS have speculated that Herbert Krabel is being considered for Editor in Chief of TRS Triathlon. Photographers took this photo after Messers Krabel and Hobbs apparently met for an upscale dinner near Ben’s trailer park in Arlington, Texas.
TRStriathlon.com has been in turmoil as of late. Months ago, Aaron Webstey was fired for personal and professional incompetence. Part of his severance punishment was taking ownership of the former TRS forum, now known as Tri Roost.
The new direction for the TRS website without a forum has been unclear, however, our reporting has found that future plans may include bringing Krabel in to right the ship.
Ben Hobbs would not comment however, Krabel did release the following statement after his dinner in Arlington, Texas:
“I had a wonderful evening with Ben Hobbs. We had another discussion about affairs throughout triathlon, and these discussions I’ve had with him have been enlightening and interesting and engaging. I’ve enjoyed them very, very much.
I was also very impressed by the remarks he made on his podcast. By the way, it’s not easy doing a podcast. I know that myself. He did something I tried to do with Jordan Rapp and was unsuccessful in. He won twitter and podcasting and he continues with a message of inclusion and bringing people together and his vision is something which obviously connected with triathletes in a very powerful way.”
Krabel and Hobbs have a history of feuding while Krabel was Editor in Chief for the failing slowtwitch.com. However, this relationship may have been repaired now that Hobbs has begun shaving his head bald and wearing the same glasses as Krabel.