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

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

Jacques Steinberg

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.

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.
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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kirby Heyborne

Length:

11h 36m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

51:15


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

56:10


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

48:13


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

52:19


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

42:38


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

31:46


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

33:04


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

26:15


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

29:05


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

30:46


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

29:50


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

21:38


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

28:26


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

33:40


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

45:09


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

36:11


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

27:36


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

39:32


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

32:55