August 17, 2021: New Essay

Bad Faith and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Pandemic-graphic

How "belief in things not seen" brought out
the worst in us instead of the best

NOW AVAILABLE

MIKE REILLY: Finding My Voice

by MIKE REILLY

with

LEE GRUENFELD

 

Recognized the world over as the “Voice of IRONMAN,” Mike has called over 180 IRONMAN events, including 30 straight years of the World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawai’i. More than 350,000 athletes have heard his iconic pronouncement, “You are an IRONMAN!” as they crossed the finish line and accomplished something most of us can barely even imagine.

 

"The voice and passion of Mike Reilly bringing you home, lifts you up, and fulfills dreams for a lifetime. You'll love discovering what’s behind that passion in this book."

DAVE McGILLIVRAY, Boston Marathon Race Director

Read Lee's technology column on Newsmax.com

Columns & Articles

Lee is the science & technology columnist for Newsmax.com, the fourth largest politics and news site in the world. He has also been a reporter, columnist and photographer for Ironman.com, the official website of IRONMAN, for over 25 years. You can read his articles for these and other publications by clicking below.

Good Stuff

There’s some fun stuff in this section: reviews of movies that Lee highly recommends that you probably haven’t seen, book recommendations, two never-before-published short stories, and thought-provoking essays on a wide variety of topics from a new work in progress.

The Perfection Point

#4 on the New York Times Bestseller list

“Beyond fascinating. An imagined scenario...accompanies each chapter. They aren't just hypothetical vignettes but truly moving accounts that move beyond sports journalism and approach literature."

-BBC

"If you're interested in understanding the American character, there are plenty of texts to consult— including, of course, the Mayflower Compact, the Declaration of Independence and Alexis de Tocqueville's meditations on this country. Here's another work to add to the mix: John Brenkus's "The Perfection Point," about the absolute limits of human athletic performance."

-Wall Street Journal

"Sure to spark debate in sporting and scientific circles, the book is engagingly written, well argued, and —even when the conclusions seem almost science-fictiony— entirely plausible."

-Booklist (*starred review)

Perfection Point