Ironman adds new voices to the mic with diverse cast of race announcers

The voices calling-in athletes across Ironman and Ironman 70.3 finish lines will be expanding in 2023 to include some familiar voices as well as new ones.

As Ironman bids farewell to Mike Reilly, who has retired following a storied career spanning 33 years, athletes can expect to hear a variety of different voices greeting them at Ironman Ironman 70.3 events over the coming year.

In addition, more women announcers will be picking up a microphone at IM and IM 70.3 events in 2023, including for the first time ever, a full female announcing crew calling athletes in at the 2023 Ironman Maryland triathlon on September 16, 2023.

“There’s nothing quite like those final moments before an athlete crosses an Ironamn finish line,” said Shane Facteau, Chief Operating Officer for Ironman. “Our athletes work for months, and sometimes even years, to hear the illustrious words, ‘You are an Ironman!’ made famous by our beloved Mike Reilly. While we will all miss Mike, we are proud to bring a diverse cast of emcees to our events in 2023 and we know our athletes are keen to meet these announcers as they help enhance their race day experience.”

Ironman and Ironman 70.3 event announcers by region:


  • Jill Blankenburg
  • Otton Bernardelli
  • William Bonder
  • Javier Clavelo
  • Nick Edwards
  • Carissa Galloway
  • Eric Gilsenan
  • Erick González Velázquez
  • Dave Kappas
  • Rachel Kazez
  • Andrea Kooiman
  • Dave Latourete
  • Tony Lugo
  • Sara McLarty
  • Dave Ragsdale
  • Colleen Rue
  • Tom Ziebart

Europe Middle East & Africa

  • Tania Branzanic
  • Fabio D’Annunzio
  • Stéphane Garcia
  • Gordon Graham
  • Salvadó Itchart
  • Paul Kaye
  • Jay Luke
  • Robson Lindberg
  • Alberto Montenegro
  • Joanne Murphy
  • Dario Nardone
  • Till Schenk
  • Jay Style


  • Brian Ashby
  • Tammy Barker
  • Mark Bone
  • Cameron Harper
  • Pete Murray
  • Anna Russell