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EP 65: Bodybuilding and IRONMAN: Can You Do Both? Interview with Mike Reilly

June 26, 2019 2 min read

EP 65: Bodybuilding and IRONMAN: Can You Do Both? Interview with Mike Reilly

The IRONMAN race is a grueling 140 miles of swimming, biking, and running. People from all walks of life and all ages and genders travel for miles to push their limits to the max. What keeps people coming back? 

Today's guest is known as the "Voice of Ironman." Mike Reilly has spent the majority of his career calling out IRONMAN finishers, and his voice is embedded in the memories of thousands of people. Over the years he has heard countless inspiring stories from people competing in the Ironman events, and he now has published some of the main standouts in his new book, Finding My Voice.

Ironman Hawaii on October 12, 2019 will be his 190th calling of an IRONMAN! Over 350,000 triathletes worldwide have heard his famous and heartwarming phrase “You Are an IRONMAN!”

Tune in to hear Mike’s story, and what he thought about Kris when he first saw him in a wetsuit.

Time Stamps

  • What Mike is doing with his IRONMAN hat collection
  • Why some people won’t run a race if Mike is not announcing it
  • How many IRONMAN events Mike announces per year
  • How Mike prepares for each race
  • What aspect of IRONMAN has had the most positive impact on Mike
  • Why IRONMAN attracts people of all ages
  • What Mike first thought when he saw Kris (hint: he didn’t think he’d finish the race)
  • How Mike got to work with IRONMAN

Featured Guest: Mike Reilly

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