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2022 KONA Preview with Mark Allen & Mike Reilly

2022 KONA Preview with Mark Allen & Mike Reilly

September 28, 2022

Six-time IRONMAN World Champion Mark Allen joins the Voice of IRONMAN, Mike Reilly to discuss the upcoming IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua Kona, HI. 

 

Mark Allen shares his favorite memories of other IRONMAN finishers crossing the line. 03:49

Mike asks Mark what the most significant challenges will be for the 2022 KONA Pros. 10:56

Mark talks about who has an advantage on the KONA course, and why. 15:00

Do you think that pro athletes racing at full steam right before KONA is a detriment or an advantage to their KONA race? 16:27

Does traveling and training in KONA several weeks before the event provide a competitive advantage? 18:29

Mark discusses who of the top 10 professional seeds has the best chance to win in KONA. 21:46

Mark shares the type of running form best suited for a KONA marathon. 32:53

Mike and Mark talk about the well-respected Linsey Corbin. 36:15

Mike asks Mark what advice he has for age group triathletes participating in KONA. 44:29

Siri Lindley & Mile Reilly Interview Each Other

Siri Lindley & Mile Reilly Interview Each Other

September 8, 2022

In this episode of Find Your Finish Line, Siri Lindley and Mike Reilly go back and forth, asking each other questions about their experience in triathlon, business, and life. 

Siri Lindley is a former professional triathlete, triathlon coach, author, speaker, and color commentator. Among her accomplishments as a coach is coaching Susan Williams to an Olympic Bronze medal at the 2004 Olympics, and Mirinda Carfrae to three Ironman World Championships and one 70.3 World Championship 2007. In 2012, Lindley also coached Leanda Cave to an Ironman World Championship and a 70.3 World Championship in the same year.

Siri is the author of Surfacing: From the Depths of Self-Doubt to Winning Big and Living Fearlessly. Additionally, she is a speaker with Keppler Speakers as well as being involved in speaking engagements with Tony Robbins.

Siri is the co-founder of Believe Ranch and Rescue; a non-profit focused on rescuing dogs and horses from difficult circumstances. From this work, Denver7 awarded Lindley and her spouse Keat the 7Everyday Heroes Award for their work saving horses from slaughter and caring for them or finding them homes.

 

Learn more about Siri Lindley

Purchase Siri's book here. 

Website: https://siri.siriandbek.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/siri.lindley.3

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SiriLindle

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sirilindley

World Class Commentator, Performance Coach, and Author Barrie Shepley

World Class Commentator, Performance Coach, and Author Barrie Shepley

August 15, 2022

Barrie Shepley is a professional Coach, Olympic and World Cup Triathlon Commentator, mentor to many professional athletes, and a true Canadian and Triathlon legend. Barrie Shepley has been to 6 Olympics & 30 World Tri Champs as coach or commentator.

For over 30 years, Barrie Shepley has influenced the world of Triathlon for the better. Starting the Kids of steal Triathlons in Canada, we’re the future Olympic Gold medalist Simon Whitfield developed his craft. He was the Canadian head coach during the 2000 Sydney Olympics, where Simon Whitfield won Gold. He provided commentary for the World Cup series for over 20 years, and if you’re a fan of Triathlon, you no doubt know who he is. 

His job as a professional coach and TV sports commentator has taken him to all corners of the earth, where he’s experienced many unexpected twists and turns. His new book, Chasing Greatness, has just been released, where he shares his stories about sport and life. 

Listen to Barrie Shepley as we discuss sport, life, and much more in episode 32 of Find Your Finish Line!

Love what you do with Dede Griesbauer

Love what you do with Dede Griesbauer

July 15, 2022

Dede Griesbauer is an American Triathlete who currently lives and trains in Boulder, CO. In 2011, Dede had a near career-ending crash during IRONMAN Germany. She broke six bones; an elbow, two ribs, her pelvis in two places, and her hip. She was told she'd never run again. 

However, Dede had other plans and was back on the race course, competing in 2012. Dede is a three-time top ten finisher at the IRONMAN World Championships in KONA. In 2020, she won Ultraman Florida, setting a world record for the Ultraman distance of 22 hours, 48 minutes, and 31 seconds. 

Even today, at 52 years young, Dede's passion for what she does, perseverance, and laser focus help her compete against (and beat!) people 10 - 20+ years younger than her. Listen to Dede's story to learn more about the motivations, learnings, and routines that make her one of the most consistent performers triathlon has ever seen. 

Be Brave - Andrea Peet with Meredith Atwood

Be Brave - Andrea Peet with Meredith Atwood

June 23, 2022

By 2013, Andrea Peet had run a marathon and done nine triathlons, including a 70.3-mile half IRONMAN. In 8 months, she went from the strongest she'd ever been to walking with a cane – as she was diagnosed with ALS in May 2014, at 33 years old. ALS is a debilitating disease for which there is no treatment or cure.

Andrea realized that if there was something she wanted to accomplish, the time was now. 

Andrea Peet's journey began in 2016 at the Shamrock Marathon in Virginia Beach, Va., though most of her races were completed in the last three years. Along the way, Peet has raised over $850,000 for the Team Drea Foundation, an organization she co-founded in 2016 that supports ALS research efforts. Andrea most recently achieved her goal of running a marathon in all 50 states. 

Listen in to Andrea and Meredith as they take you through her incredible journey on Find Your Finish Line. 

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Website: https://www.teamdrea.org/about/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/teamdreafoundation
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/TeamDreaFdn

Irish Race Announcer and Passionate Advocate for Women in Sport - Joanne Murphy

Irish Race Announcer and Passionate Advocate for Women in Sport - Joanne Murphy

June 9, 2022

Joanne Murphy is a native of Cork, Ireland, now living and working from Galway, Ireland. The former professional fundraiser turned professional speaker spent 11 years working in the charity sector with Enable Ireland and the Irish Cancer Society before taking the plunge in 2016 to follow her passion for sport and work full time in the industry. Coupling her interest in marketing with her love of sport, she worked with RunIreland.com across their portfolio of events and activities while simultaneously building the Tri Talking Sport brand and developing her reputation as one of the most sought-after race announcers in Ireland and beyond.

Joanne is one of four Global Ambassadors for the IRONMAN Foundation’s Women for Tri Initiative and is the most recent past President of the Business and Professional Women’s Club, (BPW) Galway. Joanne is currently the National Vice President of BPW Ireland.

In addition, Joanne is the host of Tri Talking Sport, a sports podcast for athletes, adventurers, and endurance enthusiasts. Joanne announces endurance events worldwide and most recently announced the 2021 IRONMAN World Championship in St. George, Utah, where she was the first female announcer to announce an IRONMAN World Championship event. 

Join me as I have a fun and engaging conversation with Joanne on episode 29 of Find Your Finish Line!

Follow Joanne:
Tri Talking Sport Podcast: https://tritalkingsport.com/podcast/
Her Website: https://tritalkingsport.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/joanne.murphy/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tritalkingsport
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoanneMurphy_
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joanne-murphy-5ba98421/

Mark Allen & Mike Reilly Preview IRONMAN World Championship - St. George, Utah

Mark Allen & Mike Reilly Preview IRONMAN World Championship - St. George, Utah

April 26, 2022

In episode 28 on Find Your Finish Line, six-time IRONMAN World Champion Mark Allen joins the show to discuss the upcoming IRONMAN World Championship on May 7, 2022, in St. George, Utah. Mark and Mike discuss the depth of talent, the grueling course, and many of the dynamics athletes might face in this pressure-packed early-season Championship.

 

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Dave McGillivray - Running’s Most Inspirational Person

Dave McGillivray - Running’s Most Inspirational Person

April 11, 2022

Dave McGillivray is known as one of the most inspirational and respected names in the sport of running. As part of his annual tradition, on April 18, 2022, Dave will run his 50th consecutive Boston Marathon. Dave has worked with the Boston Marathon since 1988, first as technical director, and then as race director beginning in 2001, which he currently still directs. McGillivray created DMSE Sports, Inc. in 1981, a firm that manages mass participatory road race events such as marathons, half-marathons, 10Ks, 5-milers, 5Ks, and charity walks. In addition, Dave is an accomplished author, publishing several inspirational titles such as "The Last Pick," "Dream Big: A True Story of Courage and Determination," and most recently, in 2021, "Finish Strong: Seven Marathons, Seven Continents, Seven Days." 

 

Listen to this episode to hear Dave share the stories that have shaped his incredible journey in both running and life. 

Cherie Gruenfeld: The Spirit of a Champion. EP 26

Cherie Gruenfeld: The Spirit of a Champion. EP 26

March 31, 2022

Cherie Gruenfeld is an eighteen-time IRONMAN age group champion, thirteen-time KONA World Champion, four-time IRONMAN 70.3 World Champion, and a member of the USATriathlon Hall of Fame. Cherie Gruenfeld is considered KONA's golden girl in the sport of triathlon. 
Cherie's passion for the sport of triathlon has propelled her across twenty-eight IRONMAN finish lines and continues to drive her today at the age of seventy-seven. 

In 2002, Cherie founded Exceeding Expectations, an organization focused on re-directing the lives of at-risk kids in San Bernardino, California, using the sport of triathlon. The organization's goal is to get every member to graduate from high school and college. 

In this show, Cherie tells us what inspired her first to get involved in the sport of triathlon, how an accident put her entire triathlon career in jeopardy, and what drives her to achieve her goals in sport and life.

 

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Website:

http://cheriegruenfeld.com/

Tim Don: The Man With the Halo. EP 25

Tim Don: The Man With the Halo. EP 25

March 15, 2022

Tim Don is a professional triathlete from the United Kingdom. Tim has four world championship titles, 3 Olympic games selections, two IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship podiums, and 1 IRONMAN World Record. Tim was struck by a car while riding along the Queen K highway in Kailua Kona, HI, in 2017 - just days before the 2017 IRONMAN World Championship.

Tim spent the next three months recovering in a neck brace. Just six months after he was injured, Tim returned to compete in the 2018 Boston Marathon where he finished in a time of 2:49:42. Listen to hear Tim tell us his unique story and how he's used his past experience to propel him forward as a triathlete, coach, and more.

 

Learn more about Tim:

Website: https://www.timdon.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/trithedon/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/trithedon

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tri_thedon/

 

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