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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. Listen at mikereilly.net/podcast
 
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Kristin is both the founder and creative vision behind the women's endurance apparel brand, Betty Designs. As an amateur triathlete for almost 20 years, Kristin took off to Kona in 2010 with a backpack of 25 cycling jerseys (the first official Betty design) and a dream—build an edgy brand for passionate and stylish women in endurance sports. In 202…
 
Mike and Rich talk about their thoughts and feelings on the troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, gaining that COVID 19 lbs., and what it's like to drinik dip spit. Transitions from War After his service in the United States Marines Corps, Mike Ergo started the Transitions from War blog and Podcast to talk about his struggles returning from combat in …
 
Roderick Sewell is an athlete, motivational speaker, and the first bilateral above-the-knee amputee to finish the IRONMAN World Championship in Kona on prosthetic legs. Roderick takes us through his incredible journey from having his legs amputated at the age of two, being homeless, and struggling to find his way in life. Then, at the age of eight,…
 
Ben O'Donnell joins the show to share his challenging journey from COVID life support to IRONMAN finish line. After contracting COVID, Ben was rushed into the hospital and spent a total of 26 days receiving different treatments aimed at helping him beat an aggressive bout of COVID.After being given a 50/50 chance at living, Ben miraculously beat hi…
 
Mike Ergo served as a Marine rifleman with 1st Battalion, 8th Marines from 2001-2005 and deployed to Iraq twice. After flying home from Iraq and being honorably discharged, Mike's real struggles began. Mike found himself anxious, confused, angry, grief-stricken, and out of place. He turned to drugs and alcohol to cope with his unprocessed trauma, b…
 
In episode nine of Find Your Finish Line, Mike Reilly invites a special guest to react to segments of a previous show with professional triathlete Lionel Sanders. Mike's guest is none other than six-time IRONMAN World Champion Mark Allen. Mark Allen is widely recognized in triathlon as a world champion competitor, coach, and ambassador for the spor…
 
Recognized as one of the Most Powerful Women in Technology and a two-time author, Rhonda Vetere is an active leader — whether she’s spearheading corporate initiatives worldwide, competing in another IRONMAN 70.3 mile triathlon, or mentoring students & athletes globally in STEM through sports. Rhonda has been recognized for her leadership and influe…
 
Craig (CROWIE) Alexander is an Australian triathlete, a three-time IRONMAN Triathlon World Champion, two-time IRONMAN 70.3 World Champion, and course record holder at the IRONMAN world championship. In addition, Craig is an ambassador for the sport of triathlon, a triathlon coach, husband, and father of the three. Listen in as Craig takes us throug…
 
Sika is an IRONMAN finisher in 2019 (Kona - 11:35), and 8-time 70.3, first in 2016. Sika has a degree in Economics at Tufts University, and in May of 2021, she became the first African American Female to gain her pro card in triathlon. Sika details her competitive background as a marathoner, challenges with the swim, training while having a full-ti…
 
Lionel is a four-time IRONMAN Champion and 27-time IRONMAN 70.3 Champion. He has won the ITU Long Course World Championship and has finished 2nd at the Ironman World Championship. Lionel takes us into the depths of his journey from beating insecurity, alcohol and drug addiction, and rising above challenges to become a fiercely competitive professio…
 
Kris is an internationally renowned businessman, best-selling author, celebrity trainer, physique transformation specialist, and IRONMAN finisher. Kris is a well-known elite bodybuilder and trainer; however, in 2017, he began his journey into endurance sports with his sights set on completing the 2017 IRONMAN Couer d' Alene. Kris's mission was to p…
 
Derek Fitzgerald is a Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma Cancer Survivor and Heart Transplant Recipient, a six-time IRONMAN, and a husband and Father. Derek is the first person to survive cancer and a heart transplant to finish a full-distance IRONMAN. Derek takes you on his remarkable journey from cancer diagnosis to surviving seven years of heart failure and …
 
Mirinda Carfrae is an Australian professional triathlete, a 3-time IRONMAN Triathlon World Champion (2010, 2013, 2014), and Kona run course record holder. She lives and trains in Boulder, CO, is the mother of two children, Isabelle (3) and Finnan (4.5 months), and is married to Tim O'Donnell, an accomplished professional triathlete. Mirinda opens u…
 
Mike and Rich discuss nothing relevant to anyone, tell boot camp stories, and manage to make a couple points by the end of the show. Yut! Transitions from War After his service in the United States Marines Corps, Mike Ergo started the Transitions from War blog and Podcast to talk about his struggles returning from combat in Iraq. From PTSD and addi…
 
Taren Gesell is best known as Triathlon Taren online. Taren joins Mike to tell his story about how he went from overweight and unhappy to an IRONMAN athlete, business owner, and leader of thousands of Triathletes online. Through his YouTube, podcast, and social media accounts he has helped over 400,000 followers get to their start lines feeling con…
 
Mike and Rich talk about fitness, tv shows, animals, fishing, and eventually get to how they deal with fear and anxiety. Transitions from War After his service in the United States Marines Corps, Mike Ergo started the Transitions from War blog and Podcast to talk about his struggles returning from combat in Iraq. From PTSD and addiction to finding …
 
Today we are joined by Errol Doebler, former Navy SEAL and the owner of Leader 193, where Errol teaches people to be great leaders and better human beings with leadership training that instills accountability and creates a common leadership language. COnnect with Errol on his: site: leader193.com Instagram: @leader_193 Transitions from War After hi…
 
Cohost Richard Dreyling returns to the show and he's here to stay. Mike and Rich catch up and talk about the couple years since they cohosted the podcast and we learn what Rich has been up to while studying in Estonia. Thank you for listening to the show! As always, ratings and reviews help us out a ton. Please leave us one on Apple Podcast or wher…
 
Mike speaks with Matthew Mitchelson, founder of Lazy Lab Hunting Club. LLHC is a Nonprofit Corporation that facilitates three unique missions which include providing high-quality hunting and fishing expeditions for current and former service members, wounded warriors and their families, and surviving families of fallen heroes in order to rebuild se…
 
Today we talk with returning guest, Shauna Springer about her newest book, Warrior. Shauna is a licensed psychologist and through her work with veterans through the VA, TAPS, and other veteran organizations, she has earned the title of "Doc" Springer. We talk about what this means during the show. Purchase her book Warrior at Barnes & Noble Walmart…
 
This week we sit down with Dr. Faith Harper, who tells us more about trauma, depression, and other ways our bodies and minds can get stuck in the mud. Mike and Faith discuss her new book, "Unf*ck Your Boundaries." Faith G. Harper, PhD, LPC-S, ACS, ACN is a bad-ass licensed professional counselor, board supervisor, certified sexologist, and applied …
 
Mike talks with Shauna Springer and Jason Roncoroni, co-authors of the new book, "Beyond the Military: A Leader's Handbook for Warrior Reintegration." We talk about why it is so hard to successfully transition from military to veteran and rejoin civilian life. Jason and Shauna's book, which is available on Amazon now, includes practical application…
 
This week we talk service dogs with Matt Decker of Paws for Purple Hearts. Matt is a licensed clinical social worker and the clinical director of Paws for Purple Hearts, an organization dedicated toPaws for Purple Hearts is dedicated to improving the lives of America’s Warriors facing Mobility Impairment challenges and trauma related conditions suc…
 
In this episode, Mike reads his eBook "Mind, Body, and Spirit." Be sure to download the free digital copy so you can access the resources the book links to. Download "Mind, Body, and Spirit" =================== Transitions from War After his service in the United States Marines Corps, Mike Ergo started the Transitions from War blog and Podcast to t…
 
Lani Hankins is an Army vet who deployed to Afghanistan. Working in a war zone was no cake walk, but Lani found the return home to be the tougher battle. Mike and Lani talk about some of the misconceptions of trauma and PTSD - where it comes from, how it doesn't have to be from combat, and why other veterans can really turn on the hate. Lani is the…
 
Today’s guest is one of the nation’s leading experts in career transition for veterans and public service professionals. Matthew J. Louis is a graduate of West Point and retired Lieutenant Colonel, having spent more than 25 years in uniform and 20 years in the corporate world. Today he leads global strategy and transformation projects at Deloitte, …
 
This week's episode is a companion to the Marine Corps Times article Dr. Shauna Springer and I coauthored on how we can talk about suicide. As we talk about in the show, a Marine Corps colonel was recently quoted as saying that "suicide is a shameful act." We get into why this is not accurate and how to productively talk about suicide and how to he…
 
Fellow Marine, Shannon Yount, returns to the show to talk about The Great Cycling Challenge: Riding to Fight Kids Cancer. Shannon is taking on the challenge of riding 100 miles for her fundraiser. We talk about cycling, yoga, and the benefits of trying new things to see what you like. Moving your body doesn't have to be miserable and Shannon breaks…
 
Today's guest is Vietnam Vet and Green Beret, David Lucier. David shares his experiences of going from service in Vietnam and coming home, how he finally connected with the VA and is now part of the VA's "Make the Connection." David and other veterans realize that seeking help is difficult and navigating the VA system can be confusing and intimidat…
 
Mike sits down to talk all things Ironman Santa Rosa with first-time Ironman finisher Sebastian Hernandez. Sebastian is a Marine Corps veteran who served in the "Old Corps" during the 1990's and calls Santa Rosa home. It's fitting that he chose this as his first full Ironman. Both Mike and Sebastian go over the training and race day, including what…
 
On Episode 51we talk with Jason "Jake" Jean, owner of Tattered Beans Coffee. Tattered Beans launched as a mission to sell good coffee and directly support veterans and first responders with every sale. Their unique model of having vets and first responders as envoys gives customers the ability to choose who they want to support with each purpose, k…
 
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