25 Years of the Ironman Triathlon World Championship

25 Years of the Ironman Triathlon World Championship

by Bob Babbitt, Jim Lampley



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25 Years of the Ironman Triathlon World Championship by Bob Babbitt, Jim Lampley

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781841261584
Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Sport
Publication date: 09/01/2004
Series: Ironman Edition
Edition description: Updated
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 9.90(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

From the Author: What are you...nuts?16
1978-1980: The Oahu Years18
1980: Almost Like Yesterday22
1981: Kona Bound28
February 1982: Moss and McCartney34
October 1982: Ironhead38
1983: 33 Seconds42
1984: The Pass45
1985: High-Tech Tinley48
1986: Klaus Barth50
The Iron Dynasty54
1987: Lord of the Lava56
1988: Whack a Mole62
1989: Ironwar68
The Curse of Pele74
1990: The Equalizer78
1991: Checkmate82
1992: Con Mucho Bustos88
1993: The Killing Fields94
The Joker's Wild: Greg Welch96
1994: Fantasy Island98
Iron Heart104
The Long Climb Back: Cristian Bustos108
1995: Mission Impossible112
Iron Rivals120
Cover Story124
1996: Cool Hand Luc128
1997: Passing the Torch140
The Fight for Life: Jim Howley148
1998: Gone With the Wind152
1999: Big Hair Day156
Iron Celebrities160
2000: Free Wheelin'166
2001: Temptation Island172
2002: The Rookie178
2003: Lost and Found182
Iron Stats189
Iron Covers: 1981-2003 Ironman Program Covers197
Iron Thanks198

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