You Are an Ironman : How Six Weekend Warriors Chased Their Dream of Finishing the World's Toughest Triathlon
A New York Times bestselling author takes readers inside the Ironman triathlon.
As he did so masterfully in his New York Times bestseller, The Gatekeepers, Jacques Steinberg creates a compelling portrait of people obsessed with reaching a life-defining goal. In this instance, the target is an Ironman triathlon-a 2.4-mile open-water swim followed by a 112-mile bike ride, then finally a 26-mile marathon run, all of which must be completed in no more than seventeen hours.
Steinberg focuses not on the professionals who live off the prize money and sponsorships but on a handful of triathletes who regard the sport as a hobby. Vividly capturing the grueling preparation, the suspense of completing each event of the triathlon, and the spectacular feats of human endurance, Steinberg plumbs the physical and emotional toll as well as the psychological payoff on the participants of the Ford Ironman Arizona 2009. His You Are an Ironman is both a riveting sports narrative and a fascinating, behind-the scenes study of what makes these athletes keep going..
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Posted March 24, 2012 by first70.3 , Seatle, WAI enjoyed this book. It takes you through several newbies to an Ironman. Some never even did a triathlon. It's funny. It's serious. I found it motovating. I'm training for my frist 70.3 and it's nice to know other suffer and struggle balancing life and training. This book is not about how to train for an ironman. But it puts into prespective what it takes. It's an easy read that's more of like a compilation of blog entrys and first hand prespectives of the Ironman as they are training and participating in races. I really enjoyed reading this while at the gym :)
September 15, 2011
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