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Title:
The complete Ironman : the official illustrated guide to the ultimate endurance race
ISBN:
9781780979885
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Publication Information:
London : Carlton Books Ltd., [2018]

©2018
Physical Description:
192 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents:
The history and growth of Ironman -- Global Ironman and Ironman 70.3 events -- How to be an Ironman -- The 40 greatest Ironman world championship moments -- Ironman legends -- Ironman stats.
Summary:
Every year, the world's toughest athletes gather in Kailua-Kona, Hawai'i, to compete in one of the toughest races ever run. Just to take part is an achievement, and those who finish are able to count themselves among the fittest in the world. This book provides everything an aspiring competitor needs to take part, from training plans and coaching tips, to motivation, support, and advice from Ironman legends. It also delves into the history of the competition, pinpointing 40 inspiring moments certain to boost your desire to take on the Ironman challenge.
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Written by acclaimed Ironman expert Bob Babbitt, The Complete Ironman captures the spirit, excitement and endeavour of this globally respected sports event with more than 150 amazing images included - many previously unpublished. The Complete Ironman is a unique illustrated book explores every aspect of the competition, from its history and legendary competitors to its major global events, and provides expert practical advice on how to prepare and succeed at such a demanding yet revered athletic challenge.

But what is Ironman? It is the combination of a race, an accolade and an aspiration. For more than 40 years it has been, arguably, the toughest athletic event on the planet, presenting competitors with an almost impossible physical challenge: a 2.4-mile (3.8km) swim, 112-mile (180km) cycle ride and 26.2-mile (42km) marathon run. Even so, Ironman attracts thousands of entrants every year, and has a unique standing and aura in the sporting world.

The number 140.6 is a magic one for Ironman triathletes, as it is the total mileage covered in a race, and it's an inspiring goal for competitors around the world.


Author Notes

Bob Babbitt has been to every Ironman Triathlon World Championship since 1980. He has finished the event six times and covered more than half of what is considered the world's most important endurance event. He is regarded as the world's leading Ironman expert. As an author, he has written a number of Ironman books, including 30 Years of Ironman .