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    You Are an Ironman How Six Weekend Warriors Chased Their Dream of Finishing the World's Toughest Triathlon

    ISBN-10: 0670023027
    ISBN-13: 9780670023028
    Author(s): Jacques Steinberg
    Description: A New York Timesbestselling author takes readers inside the Ironman triathlon. As he did so masterfully in his New York Timesbestseller, The Gatekeepers,Jacques Steinberg creates a compelling portrait of people obsessed with reaching a life-defining  More...
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    Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
    Binding: Hardcover
    Pages: 304
    Size: 5.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
    Weight: 1.100
    Language: English

    A New York Timesbestselling author takes readers inside the Ironman triathlon. As he did so masterfully in his New York Timesbestseller, 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 professionals 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 on the participants of the Ford Ironman Arizona 2009. His You Are an Ironmanis both a riveting sports narrative and a fascinating, behind-the scenes study of what makes these athletes keep going..

    Jacques Steinberg has been a staff reporter for The New York Times for more than ten years and currently is a national education correspondent. He lives in New York.

    Introduction
    Left, Right, Repeat
    Lance Armstrong's Not My Hero Anymore�You Are
    Courageous Warrior of Love
    Kids, Don't Try This at Home
    Walking on Air with My Chest Puffed Up
    A Bright Pink Mohawk and a Skirt
    Mommy's Recess Time
    A Saw Blade, Hammer, and Chisel
    The Incline
    This Is Going to Hurt
    His Time to Fight Had Ended
    Rumors of My Demise May Have Been Greatly Exaggerated
    The Yorkie and the Sugar Cookie
    Half of My Peers Are Dead, Half of the others Are in Assisted Living, and Look What Fun I Have
    My Kayak Angel
    Talking to God
    You Are an Ironman
    Epilogue
    Acknowledgments

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