You Are an Ironman (Library Edition)

You Are an Ironman (Library Edition) : 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.show more

Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 165.1 x 172.72 x 25.4mm | 340.19g
  • Tantor Media, Inc
  • Old Saybrook, CT, United States
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Library ed
  • 1452634238
  • 9781452634234

About Jacques Steinberg

Jacques Steinberg is the author of "The Gatekeepers" and a reporter for the "New York Times" covering education and the media. Kirby Heyborne, an accomplished actor, musician, and comedian, has received a number of "AudioFile" Earphones Awards and has narrated such titles as "Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist" by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan, "Black Swan Green" by David Mitchell, and "The Genius" by Jesse Kellerman.show more

Review quote

"Anyone dreaming of completing a triathlon or just seeking to get off the couch and into better shape will find inspiration here." ---Kirkusshow more

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