Category: My Lava Articles

One Hundred Ironmans: Mike Reilly Reflects

The “Voice of Ironman” completed his 100th race on March 5th Written by Mike Reilly on Thursday, April 7, 2011 The finish-line tower at Ironman New Zealand   One hundred. It may only be a number, but 100 is a pretty interesting one. One hundred miles per hour, 100 home runs, $100, 100 years, 100… Read more »

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Wrapping Up a Race Season

Written by Mike Reilly on Thursday, December 23, 2010 The year is coming to an end, and with it the end of so many swims, bikes, and runs—the end of the Ironman season. Our last two races of 2010, Ironman Arizona and Ironman Western Australia, mark this closure for many of us. The former can… Read more »

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From the Finish Line: In a Kona Ironman’s Eyes

At end of Ali’i Drive, 1770 life-changing milestones Written by Mike Reilly on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 There are not many moments in sports like the ones that take place at the finish of the Ford Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. We’ve all witnessed milestones like a walk off home run in the bottom… Read more »

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From the Finish Line: The Midnight Hour

How the last hours of Lake Placid 2010 epitomized the Ironman spirit Written by Mike Reilly on Friday, July 30, 2010 This year’s Ironman Lake Placid event seemed to capture the Ironman experience like no other. The energy of the athletes and the crowd’s enthusiasm permeated the North Country region of New York and much… Read more »

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From the Finish Line: The Face of an Ironman

After just finishing up two Ironmans—a three week stretch that took me to Louisville and Wisconsin—it’s become clear to me that each event takes on a face of its own. While flying home from Madison I was reflecting a little on these events, and realized that the personality of an Ironman is shaped by many… Read more »

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