An Inside Look into Life Changing Journeys with special guest Mike Reilly.
Prepare to be inspired.
The power of endurance sports can be life changing and Mike Reilly, alongside five-time World Champion Lesley Paterson and sports psychologist Dr. Simon Marshall, have experienced it firsthand.
In this edition of the XTERRA Podcast powered by Braveheart Coaching, the three long-time friends and fellow San Diegans catch-up over a cup of tea to talk about the inspiring, transformational journey’s they’ve been on themselves and seen from others through endurance sports.
“People want to have a story about their life, an identity that they are proud of and Ironman, XTERRA, these sports give you a chance to define yourself and create your own narrative,” says Reilly. “So many people have gone through life without ever being told they’d amount to something, so when they realize what they’re capable of, that anything is possible, it’s powerful.”
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ABOUT THE GUEST
Mike Reilly, best known as the "Voice of IRONMAN," has also done on-site announcing and television coverage for over a thousand other triathlon and running events in 10 countries. He has worked the IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii for 31 years. Altogether, he’s called 194 IRONMAN races around the world and his iconic call of “You are an IRONMAN!” has been heard by over 350,000 finishers. Mike is the only person inducted into all three endurance sports Halls of Fame: IRONMAN (2011), Running USA (2017), and USA Triathlon (2018). In 2019 Mike authored his first book. “Mike Reilly Finding My Voice” Tales from IRONMAN, the World’s Greatest Endurance Event. It chronicles heartwarming and inspirational stories of average people, setting huge goals, pushing themselves through 140.6 miles of swim, bike, and run. Learn more about Mike @ https://mikereilly.net
ABOUT THE PODCAST
Hosted by five-time off-road triathlon world champion Lesley Paterson and her husband Dr. Simon Marshall, the new XTERRA Podcast explores the stories and science behind the quest to Live More. The XTERRA Podcast will feature guests who live, work, and play off the beaten path, share first-person accounts of epic outdoor adventures, and provide valuable tips from industry leaders in the physical and mental health industries.
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Lesley Paterson & Simon Marshall
Lesley Paterson is a five-time world champion triathlete, professional mountain biker, coach, motivational speaker, reluctant fitness model, and foul-mouthed Scotts lassie. Growing up in Scotland, Lesley was the only girl who played rugby on an all-boys team. When boobs appeared she was banned from playing with the boys so she started competing in running and triathlon. Lesley went on to become a national champion in cross country and an international triathlete.
Dr. Simon Marshall grew up in Africa and the UK. He spent his childhood playing rugby, soccer and tennis before finding competitive cycling. He started training and racing at age 12 and hasn't stopped. Simon has a bachelor’s degree in Sports Science, a master’s degree in Kinesiology, and a PhD in Sport and Exercise psychology. He is a former Professor of Sport and Exercise Psychology at San Diego State University and Professor of Behavioral Medicine at the University of California, San Diego.
Simon and Lesley own Braveheart Coaching – a San Diego based company that trains endurance athletes to be faster and happier. Together they wrote the best-selling book, The Brave Athlete - Calm the F*ck Down and Rise to the Occasion (VeloPress, 2017).