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    DescriptionLonglisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2012. For over a decade, Dave Scott and Mark Allen were locked in one of the fiercest rivalries sport has ever known. The men, who seemed able to force their bodies into achieving the impossible, dominated the nascent sport of triathlon, continually pushing each other to ever-greater feats of athleticism and endurance. On October 14 1989 the battle between Scott and Allen reached its peak at the 13th Hawaii Ironman, when the pair raced the 140.6-mile event side by side, for eight straight hours at breakneck speed. The eventual winner's margin of victory was a scant 58 seconds. In a profound psychological portrait of these two men, and a gripping exploration of the aching gap between triumph and defeat, Iron War tells triathlon's greatest ever story.


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    Title
    Iron War
    Subtitle
    Two Incredible Athletes, One Epic Rivalry and the Greatest Race of All Time
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Matt Fitzgerald
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 422
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 35 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781780871349
    ISBN 10: 1780871341
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.0
    BIC E4L: SPO
    BISAC V2.8: SPO019000, BIO016000, SPO048000
    BIC subject category V2: WSE
    DC23: 796.42570922
    Publisher
    Quercus Publishing Plc
    Imprint name
    Quercus Publishing Plc
    Publication date
    03 January 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Matt Fitzgerald is the author of numerous books on sports history and endurance sports. His best-sellers include Racing Weight and Brain Training for Runners. He has written extensively for Triathlete, Men's Fitness, Men's Health, Outside, Runner's World, Bicycling, Competitor, and many other sports publications.
    Review quote
    'A riveting read' Loaded. 'The greatest race in the history of triathlon' 220 Triathlon. 'It is a great read about an amazing event' Triathlete Europe.
    Table of contents
    The Moment. A Drop Too Much. Get a Grip. Pain Community. You Again. Dig Me Beach. Iron Will. Shot Out of a Cannon. Burning Matches. Vision Quest. Breaking Point. The Man's Search for Meaning. Shaman Surfer. Epilogue. Notes. Photo Credits. Course Map. Iron War Timeline. Acknowledgments. About the Author.