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Mike Reilly Finding My Voice

Tales from Ironman, the World's Greatest Endurance Event
Narrated by: Mike Reilly
Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
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Summary

Ironman is a sports phenomenon that has come to symbolize the very best of human striving, achievement, and excellence. And race announcer Mike Reilly is known throughout the endurance sports world as the "Voice of Ironman."

Every year, over 300,000 people around the world compete in a series of long-distance triathlons that test the outer limits of their physical abilities and mental toughness. Some do it for glory, some to test themselves, some to honor lost loved ones or colleagues, some to bring healing to their troubled lives.

Over the years, hundreds of Ironman athletes have shared their tales with Reilly. In this book, he tells some of the stories that have touched and inspired him, in the hope that they will do the same for the listener.

A young woman races in a contest against cancer that threatens her life. A soldier carries a flag through the full marathon distance to keep alive the memory of fallen comrades. Two of the sport's most decorated champions do battle in the greatest head-to-head competition ever seen in any sport. Parents put their family back together after the loss of a child.

Reilly has witnessed it all, and brings it to life in a series of riveting stories that will have readers re-thinking their notions of what people are capable of when pushed to their limits.

©2019 Mike Reilly LLC (P)2019 Mike Reilly LLC

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Goosebumps !!

Mike captures the absolute joy of crossing the line and is able to somehow articulate the inexplicable thrall of IRONMAN.
Having been rendered speechless when I made it over the line (apparently that's ok !) I'd like to say 'thank you' now. Thank you for getting me over the line and thank you for writing such an amazing book. Aloha x

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A lesson in being humble

Inspirational, heart warming and human. An insight into the family of Ironman Triathlon from a very genuine and humble human being. Truly inspirational

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  • Niwot Mom
  • 13-05-19

Inspiration for any athlete

Mike Reilly is the voice of Ironman, and one of the most inspirational speakers. This book had me in historical as well as tears. I am lucky enough that he has called my name in 8/9 of my races, and hearing his amazing stories of his career is simply mesmerizing!

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  • Manu
  • 02-11-19

Motivation like hell

This is one of the best books if you need a motivation flash.... I guess I will start over again

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  • Anonymous User
  • 28-10-19

The Heart, Soul and Voice of IRONMAN!

Mike Reilly is the personification of everything that IRONMAN stands for, and this audiobook is the expression of everything he's been through on all the years behind the mic as the voice of the event.

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  • Alexis
  • 09-10-19

Loved it!

Absolutely emotional and passionate! Mile Reilly is a humble, vivacious, and loving individual. This book was amazing!

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  • Euvaldo Villaboim
  • 26-09-19

Absoluty Amazing

If you are looking for inspiration and passion, this is the book that you are looking . Mike takes you to the limit of dedication and love for his job while gives you some inspire stories about the most challenge endurance competition in the world. Aloha Mike !

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  • Anonymous User
  • 16-09-19

Truly amazing & inspiring

Mike does a EXCELLENT job in bringing you into a world that is only seen by few and viewed by many. He make endurance sports (Ironman specifically) seem achievable to all (which it can be) while providing a well narrated story to bring you on a journey of how he and Ironman races became one.
I enjoyed every minute and found myself going back and re-listening to a lot the recounts to make sure I took everything in.

Thank you Mike and thank you for what you bring to the sport of Ironman!!!

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  • Justin H.
  • 10-09-19

You are an Ironman

Great stories, history and tons of feel good moments that will inspire you. Looking forward to Mike calling me in this November. IMAZ19

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  • Bryce's Mom
  • 05-09-19

I want be an Ironman!

What an incredible inspirational book! Mikes voice sends good vibes though your mind and gets you going! Great listen/read!

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  • M
  • 05-09-19

Inspired

After listening to this I want to do an Ironman or some type of endurance race.

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  • Justin
  • 02-09-19

Goosebumps with Every Chapter

This book was phenomenal. I couldn't believe I was getting goosebumps over and over again from the stories in this book! Mike Reilly did such an outstanding job narrating, I finished in 2 sittings. I'd give it 10 stars if I could.