Can't Swim, Can't Ride, Can't Run: My Triathlon Journey from Common Man to Ironman

Can't Swim, Can't Ride, Can't Run: My Triathlon Journey from Common Man to Ironman

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By (author) Andy Holgate

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  • Publisher: Know the Score Books
  • Format: Paperback | 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 148mm x 210mm x 18mm | 318g
  • Publication date: 1 June 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Worthing
  • ISBN 10: 1848187432
  • ISBN 13: 9781848187436
  • Sales rank: 34,265

Product description

Can't Swim, Can't Ride, Can't Run follows Andy Holgate's epic journey from being an overweight librarian to an Ironman triathlete. Before he could even begin the rollercoaster ride which amassed more punctures than Andy cares to remember, this would-be Superman had first to buy a second hand bike and take swimming lessons. Along the way, he ended up in hospital, dealt with family crises, encountered crocodiles and deadly amoebas, and persuaded his friends that doing an Ironman event is what normal people do on their stag weekend. This is the inspirational, amusing and moving story of how one normal bloke learnt how to fall off a bike and not injure himself, to run a marathon despite two dodgy knees, and most importantly how not to drown.

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Author information

Andy Holgate is 37 years old and lives in Lancaster. After less than 18 months' training, in 2007 he completed his first Ironman distance race, The Big Woody. He walked down the aisle a week later and married Emma, who continues to be an Ironwidow. In 2009 Andy completed his second Ironman in Germany in a time of 12hrs 57m 21s.

Review quote

"This book shows the reality that triathlon is accessible to anyone. This story would make a great television show as well as being a great book."--The Simon Gowen Triathlon Show