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25 Years of the Ironman Triathlon World Championship

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The Ironman is special. A race for some, a right of passage for most. Every October people of all shapes and sizes from around the globe travel to the Big Island of Hawaii to do battle with the big swells, hellacious winds and stifling heat of the lava fields. The conditions are beyond severe, but the people who choose to seek out the finish line on Alii Drive are more than up to the task. This book is big because the scope of the Ironman is big beyond belief. Big dreams, big landscape, big emotion, big drama. ...
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Overview

The Ironman is special. A race for some, a right of passage for most. Every October people of all shapes and sizes from around the globe travel to the Big Island of Hawaii to do battle with the big swells, hellacious winds and stifling heat of the lava fields. The conditions are beyond severe, but the people who choose to seek out the finish line on Alii Drive are more than up to the task. This book is big because the scope of the Ironman is big beyond belief. Big dreams, big landscape, big emotion, big drama. The book you are holding in your hands is meant to take you inside the Ironman and to motivate, inform and inspire. If you have been to Kailua-Kona as an athlete, or if it is your life-long goal to complete the Ironman, before your next workout leaf through the pages of this book. Hopefully, you'll be motivated to go harder and longer than ever before. Twenty-five years ago, in 1978, Commander John Collins created the Ironman as a way to find out who was the world's fittest athlete. In the process, he created an event that changes people's lives forever.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781841261584
  • Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Sport
  • Publication date: 9/1/2004
  • Series: Ironman Edition
  • Edition description: Updated
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 1,319,929
  • Product dimensions: 9.90 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 8
Introduction 13
From the Author: What are you...nuts? 16
1978-1980: The Oahu Years 18
1980: Almost Like Yesterday 22
1981: Kona Bound 28
February 1982: Moss and McCartney 34
October 1982: Ironhead 38
1983: 33 Seconds 42
1984: The Pass 45
1985: High-Tech Tinley 48
1986: Klaus Barth 50
The Iron Dynasty 54
1987: Lord of the Lava 56
1988: Whack a Mole 62
1989: Ironwar 68
The Curse of Pele 74
1990: The Equalizer 78
1991: Checkmate 82
1992: Con Mucho Bustos 88
1993: The Killing Fields 94
The Joker's Wild: Greg Welch 96
1994: Fantasy Island 98
Iron Heart 104
The Long Climb Back: Cristian Bustos 108
1995: Mission Impossible 112
Iron Rivals 120
Cover Story 124
1996: Cool Hand Luc 128
Emily 138
1997: Passing the Torch 140
The Fight for Life: Jim Howley 148
1998: Gone With the Wind 152
1999: Big Hair Day 156
Iron Celebrities 160
2000: Free Wheelin' 166
2001: Temptation Island 172
2002: The Rookie 178
2003: Lost and Found 182
Iron Stats 189
Iron Covers: 1981-2003 Ironman Program Covers 197
Iron Thanks 198
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