Here’s another in my growing list of Ironman Tribute Videos, this one from Chattanooga. I didn’t make it to the bike, so hopefully the swim and run suffice.
The guy after Mike Reilly (The Voice of Ironman) raced in the very first Ironman, allegedly in cut off jean shorts, so I thought he deserved some special video love.
Special thanks to Brad Garrison for helping me pick up shots from the Swim Start.
I’m available to do something like this for your races, so feel free to email me firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: Video is cut to “The Man” by Aloe Blacc (more info on this below) from his album “Lift Your Spirit.” (Vimeo and YouTube versions below).
The first time I heard “The Man” by Aloe Blacc was in Dallas at the Final Four. I was culminating my childhood dream of watching the Badgers play for the National Championship.
We went to the Jerry Dome about 5 hours early and spent much of that time at a Pep Rally, where they unveiled a preview video showing Wisconsin player highlights cut to “The Man.”
My first thought was, this dude totally ripped off Elton John’s “Your Song,” and I kept expecting him to say, “And you can tell everybody . . . this is your song,” instead of “I’m the man, I’m the man, I’m the man.”
I don’t think I heard it more than once or twice since Dallas, but it really stuck in my head. I’m not sure about the bridge where it goes into long and drones about how he really is the “maaaaaan,” but it may be growing on me after hearing it 50 times.