Mike Reilly, the "Voice of Ironman", honored for helping thousands of triathletes cross the finish line and inspiring people to get active for more than two decades
SAN DIEGO, CALIF. – October 13, 2011 – The Active Network, Inc. (NYSE: ACTV), the leading provider of organization-based cloud computing applications, congratulates longtime employee Mike Reilly, for his induction into the Ironman Hall of Fame. The induction took place at last week’s 2011 Ford Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii.
"Mike is truly an icon in the world of Ironman racing," said Ben Fertic, president of World Triathlon Corporation. "His big booming voice, boundless energy and passion help make the Ironman experience so special for all the competitors, and we proudly recognize him as a member of the Ironman Hall of Fame."
Reilly is the energetic voice heard when triathletes cross the finish line after a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride and 26 mile run. He coined the famous catch-phrase, “You are an Ironman,” that motivates triathletes to push through the grueling race. For more than two decades, he has been an integral part of the Ironman World Championship held in Kona each year. Reilly announced his 100th Ironman event in New Zealand last March.
"It is a great honor to be named to the Ironman Hall of Fame," said Mike Reilly, vice president of sales, endurance at Active Network and the "Voice of Ironman”. “Watching triathletes cross the finish line at an Ironman race is truly inspirational. It’s been amazing to play a role in growing the sport of triathlon and supporting my company’s mission to encourage people to get active."
"Mike continues to be a pivotal force in the triathlon community and has been instrumental in helping Active Network become one of the largest players in the endurance space," said Dave Alberga, chief executive officer at Active Network. "We congratulate Mike on this huge achievement."
As a longtime leader in the endurance market, Active Network has worked with Ironman for over twelve years, providing online event management technology to help increase participation and grow the triathlon community.
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The Active Network, Inc. is the leading provider of organization-based cloud computing applications—serving the business events, community activities, outdoors, and sports markets— with over 47,000 global business customers and 70 million annual transactions reported last year. Our technology platform, ActiveWorks®, transforms the way organizers manage their activities and events by automating online registrations and streamlining other critical management functions, while also driving consumer participation to their events. Our flagship media property, Active.com®, is the leading online community for people who want to discover, participate in, and share activities about which they are passionate. Headquartered in San Diego, California since 1999, the company has over 25 offices worldwide. To learn more, visit www.ActiveNetwork.com or www.Active.com. Follow Active Network on Twitter @ActiveNetwork, @Active and on Facebook.
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