6 episodes

Mike Reilly, best known as the "Voice of IRONMAN Triathlon," is a world-renowned race announcer, commentator, and author, who has called millions of endurance athletes across a finish line.
In this show, he talks with successful people from all backgrounds about their inspiring stories of struggle and achievement in sports and life. Join Mike as he relives their incredible journey from start to finish.

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Mike Reilly, best known as the "Voice of IRONMAN Triathlon," is a world-renowned race announcer, commentator, and author, who has called millions of endurance athletes across a finish line.
In this show, he talks with successful people from all backgrounds about their inspiring stories of struggle and achievement in sports and life. Join Mike as he relives their incredible journey from start to finish.

    Sika Henry: Breaking New Barriers. EP6

    Sika Henry: Breaking New Barriers. EP6

    Sika is an IRONMAN finisher in 2019 (Kona - 11:35), and 8-time 70.3, first in 2016. Sika has a degree in Economics at Tufts University, and in May of 2021, she became the first African American Female to gain her pro card in triathlon. 


    Sika details her competitive background as a marathoner, challenges with the swim, training while having a full-time job, and commitment to creating diversity and awareness.


    Sika is passionate about increasing diversity within the sport of triathlon, so she spends time sharing her story with students all across the country at colleges and universities. Way to go, Sika - your actions and words are an inspiration to all of us!


     


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    Website: https://www.sikahenry.com/


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sikahenry/


    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sika.henry

    • 51 min
    Lionel Sanders: Finish What You Start. EP5

    Lionel Sanders: Finish What You Start. EP5

    Lionel is a four-time IRONMAN Champion and 27-time IRONMAN 70.3 Champion. He has won the ITU Long Course World Championship and has finished 2nd at the Ironman World Championship. Lionel takes us into the depths of his journey from beating insecurity, alcohol and drug addiction, and rising above challenges to become a fiercely competitive professional triathlete. Lionel's story is powerful, raw, and an inspiration for all of us. 


     


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    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lsanderstri/


    Website: https://www.lsanderstri.com/


     


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    • 43 min
    Kris Gethin: From Man of IRON to IRONMAN Finisher. EP 4

    Kris Gethin: From Man of IRON to IRONMAN Finisher. EP 4

    Kris is an internationally renowned businessman, best-selling author, celebrity trainer, physique transformation specialist, and IRONMAN finisher. Kris is a well-known elite bodybuilder and trainer; however, in 2017, he began his journey into endurance sports with his sights set on completing the 2017 IRONMAN Couer d' Alene. Kris's mission was to prove that all athletes can benefit from a combination of hybrid training, whether it be endurance athletes adding more strength training to their routine or weightlifters incorporating cardio. Kris details the 6+ month transformational training program he endured ― from fine-tuning his nutrition, preventing injury and refining technique to preparing his body to take the immense beating an IRONMAN presents. Kris successfully completed his 2017 IRONMAN triathlon and, in the process, proved to himself and many others that the human body and spirit are capable of anything. 


     


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    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/krisgethin/


    Twitter: https://twitter.com/kagedmuscle


    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/krisgethin/


    YouTube: https://bit.ly/3ooWkIO


    Website: https://krisgethin.com/


     


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    • 43 min
    Derek Fitzgerald: Surviving Cancer & Beginning Again. EP 3

    Derek Fitzgerald: Surviving Cancer & Beginning Again. EP 3

    Derek Fitzgerald is a Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma Cancer Survivor and Heart Transplant Recipient, a six-time IRONMAN, and a husband and Father. Derek is the first person to survive cancer and a heart transplant to finish a full-distance IRONMAN. Derek takes you on his remarkable journey from cancer diagnosis to surviving seven years of heart failure and then finally receiving a life-saving heart transplant. For Derek, victory is defined by getting to a start line and beginning again. In 2013, Derek started the Recycledman Foundation to help others going through similar circumstances. Through Derek's story, you can draw parallels between beginning again and what it takes to face any new challenge. Pushing forward and cheering yourself on when no one is around often means seeing victory in the tiniest of efforts.


     


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    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/recycledmanspeaks/


    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/recycledmanspeaks


    Website: https://www.recycledmanspeaks.com/


     


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    www.mikereilly.net/podcast

    • 42 min
    Mirinda Carfrae: A Mom, Triathlete, and Ultimate Endurance Competitor. EP 2

    Mirinda Carfrae: A Mom, Triathlete, and Ultimate Endurance Competitor. EP 2

    Mirinda Carfrae is an Australian professional triathlete, a 3-time IRONMAN Triathlon World Champion (2010, 2013, 2014), and Kona run course record holder. She lives and trains in Boulder, CO, is the mother of two children, Isabelle (3) and Finnan (4.5 months), and is married to Tim O'Donnell, an accomplished professional triathlete. 
    Mirinda opens up about the unique challenges she faces as a Mom and world-class triathlete. After having two children, she details her outlook on triathlon, life, and how she's training to return to triathlon racing in 2021. One thing is clear, Mirinda's competitive spirit is very much alive, and we expect to see her claiming a spot on the podium soon.

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    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mirindacarfrae/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Mirindacarfrae
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rinnytriathlon/
    Website: https://www.mirindacarfrae.com/

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    • 36 min
    Taren Gesell: How Triathlon Changed Everything

    Taren Gesell: How Triathlon Changed Everything

    In this show, Mike Reilly talks with successful people from all backgrounds about their inspiring stories of struggle and achievement in sports and life.

    • 43 min