Our guest this week is the "voice of Ironman", Mike Reilly. More than 350,000 athletes have heard his iconic pronouncement, “You are an IRONMAN!”. He has written the book "Finding My Voice" and we are going to hear the inspirational stories in Mike's own voice shortly.
Thanks to last week's guest Billy the kid Edwards, who is recently back from France and the quadrennial event Paris-Brest-Paris. He is going to explain what this 1200km in less than 90 hours event is all about.
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Mike Reilly has called over 180 IRONMAN events, including 30 straight years of the World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawai’i. More than 350,000 athletes have heard his iconic pronouncement, “You are an IRONMAN!” as they crossed the finish line and accomplished something most of us can hardly imagine. Every one of those athletes has a story, and Reilly has heard hundreds of them. Ever passionate about the sport and its participants, he listened closely as they poured out remarkable tales that illuminate the human capacity for triumphing over seemingly insurmountable obstacles.
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Post Interview Discussion:
Other notable stories from the book that were not discussed in the interview:
Lauren Goss, professional triathlete suspended for six months for too-high levels of THC.
With a heavy heart, I have to announce that I will not be racing Saturday at the IM 70.3 World Championships. In fact, I am somewhat forced to end my career racing as a professional athlete. I just accepted a 6 month suspension for testing positive for THC, a substance found in the CBD cream I was using to treat an ankle injury for over a month twice a day. The cream was tested and had more THC than it stated on the container. If anything, this should be eye opening for athletes who also use CBD to treat injuries. I am extremely depressed, nervous, and unsure of what I will do next. I was immediately terminated from my main sponsor leaving me really no option to return to racing. I do though have the support from a few of my other sponsors if I do decide to race again in 2020. I take full responsibility for using the CBD cream knowing it had THC in it. However, I really did not think anything of it as it is so mainstream now, especially in Boulder. Also, I do not believe it is in any way performance enhancing.
Thank you to everyone who has supported me and followed my journey for the past 9 years. Triathlon taught me so much and brought me more than I ever would have imagined when I started in 2010. I have no regrets and I hope to pass down everything I learned to the next generation.
And now the chapter is closed. On to new challenges. Thank you
If this person was using CBD oil, certain brands have THC. Floyd's of Leadville has THC. If you use something like IKOR (who actually sponsors athletes), it is THC free. I do not know about other brands, only these two, because of their wide availability in my area as the major players sold. Never did THC / pot but seems those I've seen who have, makes them sorta a little chill (you don't want too chill during a race).
"What's New in the 303":
Rich's report on Major League Triathlon AvonFest and Buff Classic Ride:
Major League Triathlon in Avon September 6-8.
MLT teams feature 2 Pro men and 2 Pro women racing the Super Sprint Mixed Team Relay Format at every event stop. Each athlete will complete a 300 meter swim, 4 mile looped bike course, and 1 mile run before tagging off to their teammate. First team to have all four athletes across the line wins.
Buff Bicycle Classic in Boulder, CO September 8
Harvest Moon Triathlon in Boulder, CO September 15
Kona Coming Up - got to get credentials.
Don't Fry Bacon Naked:
Avon Fest Race Report and tubulars.
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