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17 Hours to Glory: Extraordinary Stories from the Heart of Triathlon
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17 Hours to Glory: Extraordinary Stories from the Heart of Triathlon (Paperback)

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This book celebrates the epic "Hawaii Ironman" with 17 inspiring stories of extreme courage and athleticism. From the moment the starting gun is fired on Kona's sandy beach at the Ironman World Championship, triathletes have 17 hours to cross the finish line. It's a feat marking the ultimate achievement in the sport. "17 Hours to Glory" is one of only a few books to commemorate this dramatic quest. Seventeen compelling stories allow readers to experience the competition first hand, revealing tremendous athleticism, unbelievable capacity for suffering, and true strength of character. The personal stories of triathlon's most epic characters come to life in this book, beginning with the famous story of Julie Moss' determination to reach the finish line, paving the way for future champions like Mark Allen and Paula Newby Fraser, and a new generation of superstars in Greg Welch and Chrissie Wellington. "17 Hours to Glory" tells the stories of a sedentary secretary with all of the wrong habits taking up triathlon to lose weight, a nun who races triathlons to bring attention to her causes, and two men with a rivalry so intense that their disabilities fade into the shadows.

Injury, tough breaks, and down to the wire finishes highlight years of dedication to reaching a goal. Some will become champions, some will overcome all odds just to finish, only to come back and do it again. Triathlon's most dynamic heroes are candidly portrayed in "17 Hours to Glory", a book that puts no limits on the possibilities of the human spirit.

Sport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationTrack & field sports, athleticsMultidiscipline sports Publisher: VeloPress Publication Date: 01/06/2010 ISBN-13: 9781934030431  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Mathias Muller has competed in seven Ironman races, and finished the Ironman-Hawaii (1997, 1998, 2005) three times. His best performance was to finish in 99th overall in 9:28 hours in Roth, Germany, in 1998. He has been writing for several German magazines and newspapers over the last 15 years. Timothy Carlson is among triathlon's most beloved journalists and photographers. He writes for Inside Triathlon and Triathlete magazines. He is also an author of Embedded: The Media Wars in Iraq, which he wrote with co-author Bill Katovsky.

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