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.
Be Brave - Andrea Peet with Meredith Atwood
By 2013, Andrea Peet had run a marathon and done nine triathlons, including a 70.3-mile half IRONMAN. In 8 months, she went from the strongest she'd ever been to walking with a cane – as she was diagnosed with ALS in May 2014, at 33 years old. ALS is a debilitating disease for which there is no treatment or cure.
Andrea realized that if there was something she wanted to accomplish, the time was now.
Andrea Peet's journey began in 2016 at the Shamrock Marathon in Virginia Beach, Va., though most of her races were completed in the last three years. Along the way, Peet has raised over $850,000 for the Team Drea Foundation, an organization she co-founded in 2016 that supports ALS research efforts. Andrea most recently achieved her goal of running a marathon in all 50 states.
Listen in to Andrea and Meredith as they take you through her incredible journey on Find Your Finish Line.
Irish Race Announcer and Passionate Advocate for Women in Sport - Joanne Murphy
Joanne Murphy is a native of Cork, Ireland, now living and working from Galway, Ireland. The former professional fundraiser turned professional speaker spent 11 years working in the charity sector with Enable Ireland and the Irish Cancer Society before taking the plunge in 2016 to follow her passion for sport and work full time in the industry. Coupling her interest in marketing with her love of sport, she worked with RunIreland.com across their portfolio of events and activities while simultaneously building the Tri Talking Sport brand and developing her reputation as one of the most sought-after race announcers in Ireland and beyond.
Joanne is one of four Global Ambassadors for the IRONMAN Foundation’s Women for Tri Initiative and is the most recent past President of the Business and Professional Women’s Club, (BPW) Galway. Joanne is currently the National Vice President of BPW Ireland.
In addition, Joanne is the host of Tri Talking Sport, a sports podcast for athletes, adventurers, and endurance enthusiasts. Joanne announces endurance events worldwide and most recently announced the 2021 IRONMAN World Championship in St. George, Utah, where she was the first female announcer to announce an IRONMAN World Championship event.
Join me as I have a fun and engaging conversation with Joanne on episode 29 of Find Your Finish Line!
Tri Talking Sport Podcast: https://tritalkingsport.com/podcast/
Her Website: https://tritalkingsport.com
Mark Allen & Mike Reilly Preview IRONMAN World Championship - St. George, Utah
In episode 28 on Find Your Finish Line, six-time IRONMAN World Champion Mark Allen joins the show to discuss the upcoming IRONMAN World Championship on May 7, 2022, in St. George, Utah. Mark and Mike discuss the depth of talent, the grueling course, and many of the dynamics athletes might face in this pressure-packed early-season Championship.
Dave McGillivray - Running’s Most Inspirational Person
Dave McGillivray is known as one of the most inspirational and respected names in the sport of running. As part of his annual tradition, on April 18, 2022, Dave will run his 50th consecutive Boston Marathon. Dave has worked with the Boston Marathon since 1988, first as technical director, and then as race director beginning in 2001, which he currently still directs. McGillivray created DMSE Sports, Inc. in 1981, a firm that manages mass participatory road race events such as marathons, half-marathons, 10Ks, 5-milers, 5Ks, and charity walks. In addition, Dave is an accomplished author, publishing several inspirational titles such as "The Last Pick," "Dream Big: A True Story of Courage and Determination," and most recently, in 2021, "Finish Strong: Seven Marathons, Seven Continents, Seven Days."
Listen to this episode to hear Dave share the stories that have shaped his incredible journey in both running and life.
Cherie Gruenfeld: The Spirit of a Champion. EP 26
Cherie Gruenfeld is an eighteen-time IRONMAN age group champion, thirteen-time KONA World Champion, four-time IRONMAN 70.3 World Champion, and a member of the USATriathlon Hall of Fame. Cherie Gruenfeld is considered KONA's golden girl in the sport of triathlon.
Cherie's passion for the sport of triathlon has propelled her across twenty-eight IRONMAN finish lines and continues to drive her today at the age of seventy-seven.
In 2002, Cherie founded Exceeding Expectations, an organization focused on re-directing the lives of at-risk kids in San Bernardino, California, using the sport of triathlon. The organization's goal is to get every member to graduate from high school and college.
In this show, Cherie tells us what inspired her first to get involved in the sport of triathlon, how an accident put her entire triathlon career in jeopardy, and what drives her to achieve her goals in sport and life.
Tim Don: The Man With the Halo. EP 25
Tim Don is a professional triathlete from the United Kingdom. Tim has four world championship titles, 3 Olympic games selections, two IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship podiums, and 1 IRONMAN World Record. Tim was struck by a car while riding along the Queen K highway in Kailua Kona, HI, in 2017 - just days before the 2017 IRONMAN World Championship.
Tim spent the next three months recovering in a neck brace. Just six months after he was injured, Tim returned to compete in the 2018 Boston Marathon where he finished in a time of 2:49:42. Listen to hear Tim tell us his unique story and how he's used his past experience to propel him forward as a triathlete, coach, and more.
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Mike goes to the heart of perseverance in adversity
Great host, great guests!
I’ve enjoyed listening to all your guests so far, each has an amazing and inspiring story to tell. Can’t wait to listen to the next one.
Too political, too leftist. Disappointed. Just want to hear about sports
Obsessed with race and democratic political points. Quite disappointing.