You are an ironman: how six weekend warriors chased their dream of finishing the world's toughest triathlon

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As he did so masterfully in his New York Times bestseller The Gatekeepers, Jacques Steinberg creates a compelling portrait of people obsessed with reaching a life-defining goal. In this instance, the target is an Ironman triathlon-a 2.4-mile open-water swim followed by a 112-mile bike ride, then finally a 26-mile marathon run, all of which must be completed in no more than seventeen hours.Steinberg focuses not on the professional who live off the prize money and sponsorships, but on a handful of triathletes who regard the sport as a hobby. Vividly capturing the grueling preparation, the suspense of completing each event of the triathlon, and the spectacular feats of human endurance, Steinberg plumbs the physical and emotional toll as well as the psychological payoff of the participants of the Ford Ironman Arizona 2009. His You Are an Ironman is both a riveting sports narrative and a fascinating, behind-the-scenes study of what makes these athletes keep going.
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subject_facet Athletes -- Biography, Audiobooks, Ironman triathlons, SPORTS & RECREATION / Track & Field, SPORTS & RECREATION / Triathlon, SPORTS & RECREATION. -- General, SPORTS & RECREATION. -- Track & Field, SPORTS & RECREATION. -- Triathlon, Triathlon, Triathlon -- Training
title_display You are an ironman : how six weekend warriors chased their dream of finishing the world's toughest triathlon
title_full You are an ironman : how six weekend warriors chased their dream of finishing the world's toughest triathlon [electronic resource] / Jacques Steinberg, You are an ironman [sound recording] : how six weekend warriors chased their dream of finishing the world's toughest triathlon / Jacques Steinberg
title_short You are an ironman :
title_sub how six weekend warriors chased their dream of finishing the world's toughest triathlon
topic_facet Athletes, General, Ironman triathlons, SPORTS & RECREATION, Track & Field, Training, Triathlon