You Are an Ironman by Jacques Steinberg audiobook

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

By Jacques Steinberg
Read by Kirby Heyborne

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200088812

  • ISBN: 9798200088805

  • ISBN: 9798200088829

Runtime: 11.60 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Health & Fitness
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Anyone dreaming of completing a triathlon or just seeking to get off the couch and into better shape will find inspiration here. Kirkus

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Jacques Steinberg

Author Bio: Jacques Steinberg

Jacques Steinberg has been a reporter for the New York Times for more than two decades, covering education and the media. He is the author of the bestselling The Gatekeepers and lives outside of New York City.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Health & Fitness
Runtime: 11.60
Audience: Adult
Language: English