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Mike Reilly and Cameron Brown share stories of inspiration

Mike Reilly and Cameron Brown to share their stories of inspiration. The voice of IRONMAN and the legend of New Zealand Ironman are getting up close and personal in Auckland.

Auckland, New Zealand: Triathlon legends to share their finish line stories and inspirational insights with aspiring athletes of all walks of life in Auckland. This is a unique chance to hear the stories, ask the questions and understand what makes thousands of people around the world push themselves to the limit in their efforts to achieve the dream of IRONMAN or those chosen endurance sport!

As the Voice of IRONMAN, Mike Reilly is excited to be able to spend time with aspiring Kiwi athletes…and is hoping to inspire a few more to make the start line (and have the chance to ask questions before they cross the finish line to his voice). Endurance Sports such as Ironman are continuing to get more people off the couch to chase their dreams, live out their weekend warrior ambitions or become converted lifestyle athletes…and many started that journey with someone planting the seed “ Could you complete an Ironman?”

Mike will be telling special stories and finishes of some athletes he’s come across over the years including the very first time he announced someone in with "You Are An Ironman"


US based Mike Reilly is renowned as the voice of IRONMAN and endurance events all over the world and is teaming up with New Zealand’s IRONMAN legend Cameron

Inspiration and Endurance events are Mike Reilly’s life! He has worked as an on-site announcer and TV host for Triathlon, Running, and Cycling events worldwide since the late 70’s. This has placed a microphone in his hands at over 1200 endurance events around the globe.

He is best known as the “Voice of Ironman” and this October will be his 30th calling of the Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. IRONMAN NEW ZEALAND on March 3 will be his 171st Ironman he has worked on and his 17th year in Taupo. Since 1989 over 300,000 triathletes have heard his famous and heartwarming phrase “YOU ARE AN IRONMAN!”

Mike will be sharing some of his inspirational stories from the World’s most famous finish lines, he is currently writing a book titled FINDING YOUR FINISH LINE.

Cameron Brown, an Auckland local; will be the cohost adding his own stories and correcting any errant Kiwi facts.

Cameron Brown is arguably one of New Zealand’s most enduring and inspirational leading sportsperson – and this March lines up to take on IRONMAN NZ number 21. of which he has won 12 times and podiumed 17!). Cameron still races around the world, but these days also shares his training around the streets, hills and beaches of Auckland with inspiring the next generation of athletes including his own two sons. (both of whom are excelling in the Junior ranks of their chosen sports)

Event Details:
When: Monday 26 February at 6.30pm (with speaking from 7pm)
Where: Remuera Club, 27 Ohinerau St, Remuera, Auckland 1050
Who: All welcome, if you want to be inspired…
Tickets: $15 includes light supper. Cash bar (to deliver nutrition and hydration)

Auckland City Triathlon Club
We are a community based, volunteer run Triathlon club focused on promoting, nurturing Aucklanders into the sport of Triathlon. We operate programmes from junior through senior, beginner to advanced…

With over 28 years of activities (almost as old as the sport itself) we have many famous faces amongst our membership from Rick Wells, Hamish Carter, Cameron Brown and Jo Lawn to name a few. We actively work to support up and coming young athletes – at the same time creating a sense of community for all those weekend warriors who live for sport – whether they are attempting their first tri a tri or are experienced Ironman competitors, and everything in between!

Our key objectives are creating a sense of support, camaraderie and structure for people who want to be involved in triathlon.

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