You Are An Ironman: How Six Weekend Warriors Chased Their Dream Of Finishing The World's Toughest Tr Iathlon

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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 mara...

Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Viking (September 15, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0670023027
ISBN-13: 978-0670023028
Product Dimensions: 5 x 1.2 x 8.8 inches
Amazon Rank: 1023460
Format: PDF ePub fb2 djvu book

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I finished You Are an Ironman seconds ago. This is a great read for athletes and non-athletes alike. The dedication of these "weekend warriors" is nothing short of impressive. As a nurse, and a YMCA member who takes an hour class here and there, I w...



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ll 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..