Fourteen hundred Ironman triathletes will endure the challenge of a lifetime to hear “the voice of Ironman,” Mike Reilly, call his famous catch-phrase as they cross the finish line at Ironman Western Australia this December.
World Triathlon Corporation, owners of the Ironman brand, is bringing renowned Ironman announcer Mike Reilly to Western Australia for the first time, as part of its renewed commitment to creating a bigger and better event at Busselton. It will be the American commentator’s 99th Ironman event and his 16th in Australia.
Reilly is famous for his ability to create a party atmosphere at race finishes, bringing out thousands of spectators to cheer each athlete across the line. He has described Australia as home to one of the best partying crowds in the world.
Ironman Western Australia is held in the scenic coastal town of Busselton, Western Australia, approximately 2.5 hours drive south of Perth. The event, which requires competitors to complete a 3.8 kilometre swim, a 180 kilometre cycle and a 42.2 kilometre run, is an official qualifier for the Ford Ironman World Championship.