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Becoming an Ironman: First Encounters with the Ultimate Endurance Event
     

Becoming an Ironman: First Encounters with the Ultimate Endurance Event

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by Kara Douglass Thom (Editor), John Collins (Foreword by)
 

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A collection of personal stories about the experience of competing in one’s first Ironman triathlon. This is the ultimate test of endurance: a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride, and a 26.2-mile run, all raced end-to-end in one grueling day—and these stories tell it straight: what to expect, how to prepare, what was rewarding, what was

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A collection of personal stories about the experience of competing in one’s first Ironman triathlon. This is the ultimate test of endurance: a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride, and a 26.2-mile run, all raced end-to-end in one grueling day—and these stories tell it straight: what to expect, how to prepare, what was rewarding, what was miserable. These stories come from men and women of all ages and abilities. Some are stories from the champions, and some from those who did not finish. Together they testify to all the joy and agony of the race; and they provide priceless personal advice on nutrition, equipment, clothing, mental preparation, emotional fatigue, terrain, and weather. An unforgettable ode to an extraordinary endurance sport—a book for anyone who wants to become an ironman.

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"Truly inspiring. . . . Highly recommended."

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ISBN-13:
9781891369315
Publisher:
Breakaway Books
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
525,660
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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Meet the Author

Kara Douglass Thom is a writer living in Minnesota. She is also the author of "Hot (Sweaty) Mamas: Five Secrets to Life as a Fit Mom"

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Becoming an Ironman: First Encounters with the Ultimate Endurance Event 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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I found this book inspiring. I did not exercise a lot and this book got me off the couch. Now I am happy to say that i am fit and I have inspired my children to become more active. We are reading this in my book club.