Mark Allen's Total Triathlete

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Contemporary Books, 1988 - Sports & Recreation - 173 pages
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"Unless you test yourself, you stagnate. Unless you try to go way beyond what you've been able to do before, you won't develop and grow. When you go for it 100 percent, when you don't have that fear of 'what if I fail,' that's when you learn. That's when you're really living." -- Mark Allen Mark Allen, world-class triathlete and five-time winner of the Nice World Championships, is regarded by many as the reigning king of triathlons. Now, for the first time, Allen reveals the training secrets and mental strategies that have made him a champion. In this intimate look at the life of a professional triathlete, Allen details the demanding mental and physical preparation it takes to become a champion, the friendships, the psych-outs, and the rivalries among the top competitors in the sport today. Complete with more than 75 personal and action photographs, a dramatic day-by-day account of the week before the Ironman Triathlon, and his personalized training program, Mark Allen's Total Triathlete will inspire both the amateur and the seasoned athlete. Mark Allen was voted Triathlete of the Year by Triathlete magazine in 1986 and 1987. Bob Babbitt is founding publisher and editor of Competitor Magazine.

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Contents

FOREWORD
9
THE PLAYERS
17
THE RACES
26
Copyright

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About the author (1988)

Bob Babbitt is the co-founder of Competitor Magazine, which began in 1987and showcased the sports of triathlon, cycling and running. He is the creator and co-host with Paul Huddle of Competitor Radio. Babbitt completed his first Ironman Triathlon on the island of Oahu in 1980. He has completed six Ironman events, all in Hawaii, and over 300 total triathlons.

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