Mike Reilly has called over 350,000 athletes across the finish lines of over 180 IRONMAN races around the world for the last 30 years. People spend months and even years dreaming about the day that they will cross the line of their dream race and hear these four words, "You are an IRONMAN!" Mike has literally become a symbol of accomplishment for so many people.
Roderick Sewell is the kind of person who lights up a room with his smile and his energy. Depending on the situation (like if he's in a swimsuit or not!), you may never realize that he is a double above knee amputee. Most of the time it wouldn't matter, but when it comes to breaking barriers and inspiring people to do things that they have no idea they can do, it matters - a lot.
Emily Harvey’s leg was amputated when she was 2 because she had a condition called fibular hemimelia, which means she was missing her fibula bone and her left leg was substantially shorter than her right. She grew up not really knowing any different, and even asked her grandma at some point when she got her […]
I have known Katy Blakemore (now Evans) since she was 15 or 16 years old; a distance swimmer on the Longmont Redtails Swim Team where I was a coach before I started racing professionally. Katy was the hardest-working kid on the team, she was incredibly talented, and while she wasn’t the best swimmer in the […]
Meet Colleen Cannon – former professional triathlete & the founder of Women’s Quest. Before retreats were a thing, before women’s-only anything was a thing, before the internet even, there was Colleen. She discovered her calling early on, and just knew she needed to create a way to bring women together for self-care, love and empowerment. […]
Meet Siri Lindley. She was the best short course triathlete in the world for two years, despite the fact that she could barely swim a lick before she started the sport in the mid 90s. After she retired, Siri gravitated to coaching, because she is innately called to give much more than she ever takes. […]
Meet Mirinda "Rinny" Carfrae. One of the best Ironman athletes of all time. She won the Hawaii Ironman in 2010, 2013 and 2014. She's been on the podium seven times. She toed the starting line eight times. The only time she didn't finish in the top three was when she was hit by a car during a training ride just days before the race in 2015. But she wasn't always an Ironman rockstar.
Shiz Gerami is an elegant, eloquent, and wise woman who is inspiring so many. Whether she realizes it or not, she is setting an example for other women that they can pursue their dreams, even when faced with barriers that seem impossible to break through.
Welcome to Episode 6 of Run This World. Today’s episode features Erin Carson, former pro athlete, "Trainer to the Tri Stars," owner of RallySport in Boulder, and generally awesome person. Erin has such an open, nurturing view of the world. She truly wants people to enjoy long, happy lives. As she says, "There are a lot of winners out there. If you can finish and say, 'I did the best I could,' then you win. That’s winning."