MIKE REILLY Finding My Voice: Tales From IRONMAN, the World's Greatest Endurance Event

MIKE REILLY Finding My Voice: Tales From IRONMAN, the World's Greatest Endurance Event

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ISBN-13: 9781733747820
Publisher: Mike Reilly LLC
Publication date: 03/12/2019
Pages: 238
Sales rank: 48,747
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword / 11

1. E Komo Mai / 15

2. “You are an IRONMAN!” / 31

3. Healing / 43

4. Iron Miracles / 59

5. Year 1 / 79

6. As if IRONMAN wasn’t tough enough already… / 93

7. Clash of the Titans / 113

8. Doing It for a Living / 125

9. Better, Not Older / 139

10. Racing for a Reason / 147

11. The Club / 153

12. Coping / 161

13. Transformation / 169

14. Letter from a Schoolchild / 183

15. Legend of the Fall / 185

16. This One Time? At IRONMAN? / 193

17. The Best Call I Ever Made / 213

18. Why I Do It / 219

Acknowledgements / 226

An IRONMAN triathlon is generally considered to be the toughest and most popular one-day sporting event in the world. It’s a 140.6-mile triathlon consisting of three disciplines, done consecutively, with no breaks:

1. Swim: 2.4 miles (3.8 km) in open water

2. Bike: 112 miles (180.2 km)

3. Run: 26.2 miles (42.2 km), a standard marathon

IRONMAN 70.3 is also a triathlon, with each leg half the distance of a full-distance IRONMAN race.

What started out as a private challenge for 15 individuals in 1978 has since grown into the largest series of endurance racing events in the world. There are 41 full-distance events in 24 countries, and 116 half-distance races in 46 countries. Some 200,000 people enter an IRONMAN or IRONMAN 70.3 race every year.

Both series have their own World Championship races. The IRONMAN contest, often referred to simply as “KONA,” takes place in Kailua-Kona, Hawai’i, every October. The IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship is held in a different country each year.

Both of these premier events are open only to athletes who have qualified, generally by placing at the top of their age groups in an individual event or, for professionals, by placing high in qualifying races.

“Getting a slot to KONA” is the Holy Grail of the triathlon world.

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