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October 22, 2020 59 min
A conversation with Mike Reilly, the official "Voice of IRONMAN" worldwide and a member of the IRONMAN Hall of Fame, the USA Triathlon Hall of Fame and the Running USA Hall of Champions, and is the only person to have been inducted into all three. He's famous for his call of “You are an IRONMAN!” which has been heard by over 350,000 finishers of the iconic endurance event.

We talk about Mike's life as the IRONMAN announcer amidst COVID-19 and the cancelation of events and Mike gives his perspective on changes athletes might expect with IRONMAN racing in the immediate post COVID-19 world when racing returns.

We talk about the growth and popularity of IRONMAN racing over the past couple of decades and Mike gives his take on what drove the interest of what is considered to be the world’s toughest endurance event.

We talk about his book “Finding My Voice” and the message he wanted to convey to readers and we talk about Mike’s origin story and how he got into announcing and the famous “you are an IRONMAN” phrase.

We talk about some of Mike’s most memorable experiences as an announcer from age-group to pro racers.

Mike gives his perspective on the IRONMAN World Championship and whether the spirit of the race still remains for non-qualifiers.

About Mike Reilly
https://mikereilly.net/about/

Mike Reilly’s book Finding My Voice
https://mikereilly.net/findingmyvoice/

About IRONMAN
https://www.ironman.com/

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