17 Hours to Glory: Extraordinary Stories from the Heart of Triathlon

17 Hours to Glory: Extraordinary Stories from the Heart of Triathlon

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by Mathias Muller
     
 

From the moment the starting gun is fired on Kona's sandy beach, triathletes have 17 hours to cross the finish line. Those hours test men and women, forcing them to look deep within themselves and revealing tremendous athleticism, incomparable drive, and an indomitable will to excel.

17 Hours to Glory celebrates the ultimate achievements of seventeen athletes

Overview

From the moment the starting gun is fired on Kona's sandy beach, triathletes have 17 hours to cross the finish line. Those hours test men and women, forcing them to look deep within themselves and revealing tremendous athleticism, incomparable drive, and an indomitable will to excel.

17 Hours to Glory celebrates the ultimate achievements of seventeen athletes with true strength of character, each compelling portrait building a picture of triathlon's signature event.

Some become champions; some overcome all odds just to finish. But, as 17 Hours to Glory shows, there are no limits on the possibilities of the human spirit.

Editorial Reviews

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“Hawaii Ironman® athletes have 17 hours to cross the finish line, but these 17 profiles of the sport’s most iconic figures will have Kona hopefuls engrossed within minutes.” — Triathlete magazine

"I thought I knew most of these stories from the television coverage, but 17 Hours to Glory offers a more detailed account and backstory of what each Ironman athlete endured to achieve their 17 hours of glory. I'm honored to be included in such an incredible collection of competitors!" — Karen Smyers, Ironman World Champion and ITU World Champion

“Triathlon has a brief but interesting past, and 17 Hours to Glory is a much-needed history lesson for fans of the rapidly growing sport. If you're a serious triathlete already, this book gives great insight into how the sport's biggest stars reached the top. If you're new to triathlon, consider this a great aid to learning about the sport at its highest level. Either way, 17 Hours to Glory is an interesting read for triathletes at all levels.” — Active.com

 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781934030431
Publisher:
VeloPress
Publication date:
05/01/2010
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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From the Publisher

“Hawaii Ironman® athletes have 17 hours to cross the finish line, but these 17 profiles of the sport’s most iconic figures will have Kona hopefuls engrossed within minutes.” — Triathlete magazine

"I thought I knew most of these stories from the television coverage, but 17 Hours to Glory offers a more detailed account and backstory of what each Ironman athlete endured to achieve their 17 hours of glory. I'm honored to be included in such an incredible collection of competitors!" — Karen Smyers, Ironman World Champion and ITU World Champion

“Triathlon has a brief but interesting past, and 17 Hours to Glory is a much-needed history lesson for fans of the rapidly growing sport. If you're a serious triathlete already, this book gives great insight into how the sport's biggest stars reached the top. If you're new to triathlon, consider this a great aid to learning about the sport at its highest level. Either way, 17 Hours to Glory is an interesting read for triathletes at all levels.” — Active.com

 

Meet the Author

    Mathias Müller has competed in seven Ironman races, and finished the Ironman-Hawaii (1997, 1998, 2005) three times. His best performance was to finish in 99th overall in 9:28 hours in Roth, Germany, in 1998. He has been writing for several German magazines and newspapers over the last 15 years.

    Timothy Carlson is among triathlon's most beloved journalists and photographers. He writes for Inside Triathlon and Triathlete magazines. He is also an author of Embedded: The Media Wars in Iraq, which he wrote with co-author Bill Katovsky.

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