The Heart of an Ironman South Africa

ball is coming your way. i do, however, want to continuously improve my own ironman® race times. whaT doeS The SpIrIT of Ironman® TrIaThlon mean To yoU? ironman® triathlon can open doors for a better future; it improves your general ...


Author: Elzabe Boshoff

Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag

ISBN: 9781841263632

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 239

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This book tells the tale of the heartache that eventually resulted in participants overcoming pain, finally accepting themselves, making life-changing decisions, becoming an athlete (though possibly not yet an Ironman), or realizing a lifetime dream. It would also feature stories from the SA Triathlon Development team, physically disabled ......

Swim Bike Bonk

Picture yourself crossing the finish line and hearing from Mike Reilly, “You are an Ironman!!”Think about that your whole race and you will get it done. The board rejoices in this notion. Seemingly, it's the advice they need to hear.


Author: Will McGough

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493036394

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

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Just as George Plimpton had his proverbial cup of coffee in the NFL as the un-recruited and certainly unwanted fourth-string quarterback for the Detroit Lions, so, too, did Will McGough immerse himself in a sport he had no business trying. Like Plimpton, whose football folly turned into the bestselling Paper Lion, travel and outdoor writer McGough writes of his participation in, around, and over the course of one of the world's premier triathlons, the annual 140.6-mile Ironman in Tempe, Arizona. McGough chronicles the Ironman’s history, his unorthodox training, the pageantry of the race weekend, and his attempt to finish the epic event. The narrative follows not just his race but also explores the cult and habits of the triathlete community, beginning with the first Ironman competition in Hawaii in 1978. This is a light-hearted, self-deprecating, and at times hilarious look at one man's attempt to conquer the ultimate endurance sport, with a conclusion that will surprise and delight both dedicated triathletes as well as strangers to the sport.

Born to Perform

Whether it is a run, a shuffle or crawl across the finish line, for any triathlete it means one thing: confirmation that the impossible is possible and the cheer from event announcer Mike Reilly: “You are an Ironman!


Author: Gerard Hartmann

Publisher: Orpen Press

ISBN: 9781871305340

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 214

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Since 1991 Gerard Hartmann has worked as a physical therapist with many of the world's greatest athletes, including Sonia O'Sullivan, Kelly Holmes and Paula Radcliffe, as well as with a number of Irish rugby, athletic and GAA stars. Before a serious injury halted his career as an athlete, Hartmann was among Ireland s first triathlon champions, winning seven national championships from 1984 to 1991. In Born to Perform, Hartmann takes a look at his experiences in sport, both as a competitor and a physical therapist, and how it has helped and healed his life.

Blue Collar Ironman

Ironman Bars or Gatorade should be okay. A breakfast or sandwich 1 hour or so prior to your swim, is also helpful. Bike Plan for bike rides lasting 6-8 hours. If it takes two hours for your body to use all of its fuel then you have to ...


Author: Dr. Frank D. Rohter

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465316183

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 126

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Every man and every woman has the ability to discover personal greatness. More and more Average Joes are attempting the triathlon race and the worlds most intense endurance challenge the Ironman Triathlon. Blue-Collar Ironman is written by two athletes who through their own experiences clear the path to the finish line for other typical competitors like themselves. Blue-Collar Ironman is written for a person interested in getting an edge in training and accomplishing not only a triathlon but the Ironman distance triathlon. Unlike sophisticated educational material written by super freak athletes, Blue-Collar Ironman is focused on the competitor who has the heart and soul to compete against themselves in accomplishing this challenge. It is the journey that drives the experience, not the prize.


lifetime: “Scott Rigsby, you are an Ironman!” It was one of the greatest moments of my life to hear you shout that to me. I am grateful for your support and, most of all, your friendship. To Jon “the Blazeman” Blais.


Author: Scott Rigsby

Publisher: Tyndale House

ISBN: 9781414335360

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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After losing both of his legs in a car accident at age 18, Scott Rigsby battled his way back from depression and addiction to achieve the unthinkable—become the first double-leg amputee ever to cross the finish line in the sporting world’s most grueling and prestigious competition, the Ironman Triathlon. Scott has since become an inspiration to hundreds of thousands of physically challenged and able-bodied athletes the world over. Unthinkable documents Scott’s remarkable journey. From the scene of the devastating crash that claimed both of his legs, and his subsequent battle with depression and alcohol addiction, through his dawning realization that God has a greater plan for his life, readers will be inspired. From his decision to participate in the Ironman competition, to the moment he crossed the finish line, readers will engage with Scott’s unthinkable courage, determination and faith. Unthinkable releases simultaneously in both hardcover and softcover. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Scott Rigsby Foundation, a Georgia-based non-profit organization dedicated to inspire, inform, and enable physically challenged individuals with loss of limb or mobility to live an active lifestyle.

The Alcoholic Ironman

“Enjoy forty when you are forty because when you are fifty, you would pay to be forty.” Enjoy the age you are when you have it, not when you wish you have it. It may sound stupid, but that's the wayI look at it.


Author: John Toth

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 9781613461471

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 204

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For years, John Toth lived his life feeling empty, lonely, and even suicidal. He exercised sporadically, looked for better jobs every once in a while, and drank constantly. Even with a loving wife and children, something was missing from John's life, and he knew he would have to sober up to find it. After admitting his problem to his wife, John attended an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting and made the familiar confession, 'I'm John, and I'm an alcoholic.' After ninety meetings in ninety days, as if getting sober wasn't hard enough, John decided to take on another challenge and start competing in triathlons. The Alcoholic Ironman follows John from his first 5K run to the Lake Placid Ironman in New York. With no experience running, swimming, or cycling, John faces as many struggles on his way to becoming an Ironman as he does on his way to becoming sober. After almost drowning during his first two triathlon swims, John wonders what he's gotten himself into. His triathlon training, like his quest for sobriety, never goes perfectly. But despite countless setbacks, John puts one foot in front of the other and keeps going. An inspirational read for anyone who battles addiction, low self-esteem, depression, or any other challenges, The Alcoholic Iron Man will motivate all readers to face life's obstacles head-on and find the Ironman in themselves.

The Inner Triathlete Forever Ablaze

Beyond the Finish Line here has been much documentation and fanfare surrounding the ironman triathlon finish line. It remains one of the most motivating and impressive images around. You can't talk about that finisher chute with its ...


Author: Brown Stephen


ISBN: 9780557017607

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 96

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A collection of multisport articles, interviews, and short stories that speak to the human side of the sport of triathlon and to the spirit of the triathlete. These pieces were all previously published by the author in different periodicals over a few years but have been brought together to serve as a dedication to the life, memory, and mission of Jon ""Blazeman"" Blais. Jon won the hearts of millions in 2005 when he became the first patient with Lou Gehrig's disease to cross the finish line of the Ironman Triathlon World Championship. In May, 2007, Jon lost his battle with ALS, but his war carries on through The Blazeman Foundation. Author, Stephen Brown encapsulates many of his multisport experiences which began back in 1987 and a portion of all book proceeds benefit The Blazeman Foundation and their continuous fight against ALS. Foreword written by Bob Mina. Visit for more on Steve Brown and for more on Bob Mina.

IRONSTRUCK The Ironman Triathlon Journey

There's lots of trial and error involved when you're attempting your first Ironman. These days there's lots of advice floating around out there and it can get confusing at times. After over 20 years on the scene, I've seen some of the ...


Author: Ray Fauteux


ISBN: 9781430305408

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

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Beginner Triathlete or Novice Ironman? "Ironstruck" is an inspirational and common sense guide that might well be the key to your success in crossing the Ironman finish line. This book is for all those who have been touched by the Ironman challenge. It is for those from all walks of life and all levels of athletic ability who seek inspiration and common sense advice. --Find out what an Ironman diet might look like and what vitamin supplements can enhance your training, recovery and endurance. --Learn how to survive the swim without stress or fear. --Read how to remain calm and maintain your focus during race week when the hype can become overwhelming. "Ironstruck" will be your faithful companion on the day your training begins and will remain your guide as you journey toward that distant finish line.

Become an Ironman

You. The training we do creates stress on the body. When given the appropriate rest following the stress, the body adapts, ... The following time frames assume you're aiming for an early-season Ironman, but you can easily adapt them for ...


Author: Cherie Gruenfeld

Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag

ISBN: 9781841261133

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 125

View: 368

Looks at the three stages of a triathlon and provides advice, tips, and training techniques for both the body and the mind.

New Every Morning

ave I had you gained taken some a selfie weight and been and surprised to see you've slowly gained needed to get back in shape, so I set a few a big pounds? goal: to That's exactly what happened to me. complete an Ironman Triathlon.


Author: Phil Barfoot

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781535955928

Category: Religion

Page: 400

View: 433

New Every Morning is a unique and dynamic devotional book compiled by Dr. Phil Barfoot and written by 118 premiere worship pastors, ministers of music, and Christian university professors across America. Each devotion presents a fresh and inspiring thought and Scripture for the day designed to refresh, renew, and recharge the spiritual life of each reader. The book is designed for private devotionals, choirs, worship teams, and small group study. As a private devotional, the reader can use the book as a traditional daily devotional. As a leader of a ministry group, the book can be used on Wednesdays and Sundays to offer specific insights and wisdom into the discussion of worship and our role in worship. Dr. Barfoot is clear. His prayer is that each day we experience God’s awesome mercy through this book and be left New Every Morning.