If you've completed an Ironman triathlon, there's a good chance you've been called across the finish line by Mike Reilly, the Voice of the Ironman. Mike has announced more than 300 triathlons in a career spanning several decades. He first announced the Hawaii Ironman in 1989 and hasn't missed a year since. To follow Mike and keep posted about a new book project he's taken on, visit MikeReilly.net. Photo by Eddie Silvers/FinisherPix
A talk with Jon Gilson at the Whole Life Challenge, an 8-week program that guides participants through resetting/improving on seven daily foundational habits, including clean eating, hydration, sleeping and more. This interview was recorded earlier this summer. The next WLC begins September 16. Www.wholelifechallenge.com
Australian 70.3 and IM star Joe Gambles talks about his remarkable comeback from what seemed to be a career-ending injury to an 8:04 Ironman this past June (his best time), about how good of an all-around athlete Mirinda Carfrae is, being a new father and also how hard it can be on the nerves watching you athlete (Heather Jackson in his case) fight her way through to a breakthrough performance at the 2016 Hawaii Ironman (where she finished 3rd). Gambles also talks about how Dave Scott would make a good Australian.
Mountain Strength CrossFit (http://www.mountainstrength.com), located in the town of Winchester in the metro Boston area, has established itself as a leader in working with the endurance athlete and obstacle-course racer world. Rich Borgatti, MSC owner, has become a pioneer in coaching the OCR crowd as well as mentoring runners in the ways of functional fitness training for better mobility and power. In this episode, we talk with Borgatti and MSC coach (and former race car driver) John Mariana about how to go about being a more resilient, powerful endurance athlete.
Unstoppable might be a good word to describe U.S.A.F Major Ken Corigliano. Originally a guy who hated running (at his first college cross-country practice he quit after a half-mile), here are a few of his achievements:
NCAA’s On-Campus Student-Athlete of the Year in 2003, Air Force Athlete of the Year in 2007 and in 2011 he was a double-gold medalist at the Armed Forces Triathlon Championships.
2007, he was named the Air Force Athlete of the Year. In 2008, he had the honor of serving as the Department of Defense liaison for the Beijing Summer Olympic Games. In 2011, he was a double gold medalist at the Armed Forces Triathlon Championships. Add to that Officer of the Year in his unit in 2009, and recipient of a Commendation Medal after returning from combat deployments in 2009 and 2011.
Perhaps Corigliano’s most difficult challenge has been one shared by more than 350,000 in the Armed Forces since 2000: Dealing with traumatic brain injury. In this interview, the elite age-group athlete and decorated officer talks about his approach to life, triathlon and challenge.
A couple of years, A.J. Alley, finishing law school, decided to take up triathlon in order to burn off steam as he prepared for bar exams. This led to his eventually creating his own triathlon bike company, A2bikes.com, in accordance with his desire to see a high-end tri bike on the market at an entry level cost. Alley details his journey in this episode of the Serious Triathlon podcast.
Tim O'Donnell gives the inside scoop on his preparation for his dominating win at Ironman Boulder, including an in-depth discussion with some of the latest technology he's incorporated into his training, Halo Neuroscience (along with scientist and CEO of Halo, Daniel Chao.