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

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    From the moment the starting gun is fired on Kona’s sandy beach at the Ironman World Championship, triathletes have 17 hours to cross the finish line. It’s a feat marking the ultimate achievement in the sport. 17 Hours to Glory is one of only a few books to commemorate this dramatic quest. Seventeen compelling stories allow readers to experience the competition first-hand, revealing tremendous athleticism, unbelievable capacity for suffering, and true strength...

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Overview

    From the moment the starting gun is fired on Kona’s sandy beach at the Ironman World Championship, triathletes have 17 hours to cross the finish line. It’s a feat marking the ultimate achievement in the sport. 17 Hours to Glory is one of only a few books to commemorate this dramatic quest. Seventeen compelling stories allow readers to experience the competition first-hand, revealing tremendous athleticism, unbelievable capacity for suffering, and true strength of character.
    The personal stories of triathlon's most epic characters come to life in this book, beginning with the famous story of Julie Moss's determination to reach the finish line, paving the way for future champions like Mark Allen and Paula Newby-Fraser, and a new generation of superstars in Greg Welch and Chrissie Wellington. 17 Hours to Glory tells the stories of a sedentary secretary with all of the wrong habits taking up triathlon to lose weight, a nun who races triathlons to bring attention to her causes, and two men with a rivalry so intense that their disabilities fade into the shadows. Injury, tough breaks, and down-to-the-wire finishes highlight years of dedication to reaching a goal.
    Some will become champions, some will overcome all odds just to finish, only to come back and do it again. Triathlon’s most dynamic heroes are candidly portrayed in 17 Hours to Glory, a book that puts no limits on the possibilities of the human spirit.

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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

 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781934030431
  • Publisher: VeloPress
  • Publication date: 5/1/2010
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 490,007
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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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Table of Contents

Preface: Before the Start vii

Introduction 1

1 Julie Moss 7

2 Mark Allen 17

3 Team Hoyt 29

4 Paula Newby-Fraser 41

5 Greg Welch 59

6 Sister Madonna Buder 71

7 Karen Smyers 81

8 Thomas Hellriegel 95

9 David Bailey Carlos Moleda 109

10 Andreas Niedrig 121

11 Robert McKeague 131

12 Sarah Reinertsen 139

13 Peter Reid 149

14 Natascha Badmann 183

15 Marc Herremans 177

16 Normann Stadler 189

17 Chrissie Wellington 207

Appendix A Your Ironman Story 223

Appendix B Ironman Hawaii History 225

Appendix C Ironman Hawaii Facts and Figures 237

Acknowledgments 252

Photography Credits 253

About the Authors 254

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    Posted December 6, 2011

    Great histories!!!

    Motivacional.

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