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.
Resilience Rewritten: The Todd Crandell Story
In this inspiring episode of "Find Your Finish Line," Todd Crandell joins us, a remarkable individual whose journey from the depths of addiction and despair to the peaks of Ironman triumphs embodies the incredible power of the human spirit. Todd opens up about his lifelong struggle with suicidal thoughts and how he turned his life around, transforming his pain into a source of strength and resilience. As the founder of Racing for Recovery, Todd shares his unique approach to overcoming addiction, emphasizing the importance of building a positive self-identity and harnessing willpower to sustain sobriety and recovery. His story is not just about enduring physical challenges but also about emotional healing, the power of family, and finding new purpose in helping others.
James Lawrence, The Iron Cowboy
In today’s episode, we sit down with the extraordinary James Lawrence, better known as the Iron Cowboy. James is a man who has redefined the limits of human endurance by completing 50 long-distance triathlons in 50 days across 50 states. But his journey is about so much more than athletic prowess; it's about the resilience of the human spirit.
🔥 What You'll Learn:
-The concept of "being game ready" and how to navigate life's challenges and adversities.
-The importance of setting small, achievable goals and focusing on your own journey, rather than comparing yourself to others.
-How James transitioned from a wrestling career to becoming a triathlon legend.
-The balance of family and athletic pursuits, and how James manages to excel in both.
-The ripple effect of positive impact, illustrated by the inspiring story of Chris Nikic, who was motivated by James to complete an Ironman triathlon.
🌟 Why You Should Listen:
If you've ever felt stuck, uninspired, or thought that your goals were too lofty to achieve, this episode is for you. James Lawrence shares invaluable insights on how to break down seemingly impossible tasks into manageable steps. His life philosophy centers around the idea that we all have our own "finish lines" to cross, both in sports and in life.
So, whether you're an athlete, a parent, or someone looking to overcome personal hurdles, tune in to discover how you can find your finish line and achieve the impossible.
Don't miss this episode full of inspiration, wisdom, and practical advice. Hit that play button and let's find your finish line together!
Iron Cowboy's Website: https://www.ironcowboy.com
Breaking Barriers: Ashley Norton’s IRONMAN Quest
In this groundbreaking episode, we feature Ashley Norton, who is set to make history at the IRONMAN World Championships on October 14th. Ashley is not just another competitor; she will be the first person to attempt this grueling event with Multiple Sclerosis and a pacemaker. Her journey from being a golfer to a triathlete has led her to adopt the name "Iron Heart Woman," and she's a living testament to the tenacity of the human spirit.
Ashley opens up about her unique training regimen, her challenges, and how her mental fortitude has been her greatest asset. She lives by the motto "Pain is Temporary" and manages the constant pain from MS with an indomitable spirit. Beyond her athletic pursuits, Ashley is a beacon of hope for others, discussing her foundation, the Grace Global Foundation, aimed at helping those with MS and similar conditions. Don't miss this episode; tune in now and be inspired to find your own finish line!
Triumphs, Transitions, and the Future of Triathlon with Mark Allen
In this episode of "Find Your Finish Line," host Mike Reilly sits down with the legendary triathlete and coach, Mark Allen, to explore the highs and lows of the triathlon world in 2023. From standout performances by athletes like Daniella and Magnus Ditloff to the challenges posed by extreme weather conditions, this episode dives deep into what it takes to excel in this demanding sport. But it's not just about the athletes; this episode also covers the business side of triathlon.
With the retirement of IRONMAN CEO Andrew Messick on the horizon, what does the future hold for the sport? Mark Allen offers his insights, drawing from his own coaching experience and his use of data analytics through platforms like Tri Dot.
Whether you're an aspiring triathlete, a seasoned pro, or just a fan of the sport, this episode is packed with insights and inspiration to help you find your own finish line.
Subscribe to Follow MarkWebsite: https://markallencoaching.com
Embracing ADHD with Peter Shankman
In this enlightening episode of "Find Your Finish Line," I sit down with the dynamic Peter Shankman to delve deep into the world of ADHD. Shankman, renowned for his achievements and candidness about his ADHD journey, shares how he transformed what many see as a challenge into a remarkable strength. From rigorous exercise routines to personal anecdotes, Shankman offers a fresh perspective on neurodiversity, emphasizing its potential as a gift and the importance of embracing individual differences.
As the conversation unfolds, you'll be captivated by Shankman's tales from the triathlon world, where he underscores the significance of personal goals over sheer competition. This episode is not just about understanding ADHD; it's about celebrating our unique paths, finding our own finish lines, and the incredible stories that inspire us along the way. Don't miss this deep dive into the mind of a man who truly believes in turning challenges into opportunities.
Kim Clark’s Journey to Inspire and Empower
Join me for another captivating episode of "Find Your Finish Line" as I sit down with the incredible Kim Clark, better known as Track Club Babe. With an impressive following of 225,000 on Instagram, Kim's microblogs offer daily doses of inspiration, encouragement, and invaluable training advice derived from her years of running experience. From a disastrous six-hour marathon in high school to her decision to pursue serious marathon training in her late 20s, Kim shares her remarkable journey, culminating in an impressive PR of 3:11 and a passionate community of runners.
Tune in as Kim, a former human rights lawyer turned commercial real estate agent from San Diego, imparts her wisdom, providing a glimpse into her creative process and the impactful content she shares with her followers each evening. Get ready to be inspired by Kim Clark's unwavering dedication to running and the positive impact she has on the running community.
Incredible Stories Every Time!
Mike Reilly is a gifted interviewer who shines the spotlight on so many athletes with incredible stories of inspiration, determination, strength and grit. He is well-prepared with his questions while allowing for a beautiful flow of conversation. He is warm and engaging and you feel as though you are sitting at a table with Mike and his guest having privy to these phenomenal stories from the finish line.
Great episodes every time
Mike really knows his audience. Each podcast is not only inspiring but also gives great advice!
Mike goes to the heart of perseverance in adversity