Iron War: Dave Scott, Mark Allen, and the Greatest Race Ever Run
The 1989 Ironman World Championship was the greatest race ever in endurance sports. In a spectacular duel that became known as the Iron War, the world's two strongest athletes raced side by side at world-record pace for a grueling 139 miles.
Driven by one of the fiercest rivalries in triathlon, Dave Scott and Mark Allen raced shoulder to shoulder through Ironman's 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike race, and 26.2-mile marathon. After 8 punishing hours, both men would demolish the previous record--and cross the finish line a mere 58 seconds apart.
In his new book Iron War, sports journalist Matt Fitzgerald writes a riveting epic about how Allen and Scott drove themselves and each other through the most awe-inspiring race in sports history. Iron War goes beyond the pulse-pounding race story to offer a fascinating exploration of the lives of the world's two toughest men and their unquenchable desire to succeed.
Weaving an examination of mental resolve into a gripping tale of athletic adventure, Iron War is a soaring narrative of two champions and the paths that led to their stunning final showdown.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - realbigcat - LibraryThing
Probably the best book I have ever read about the sport of triathlon. The main subject of this book is the epic 1989 Hawaii ironman race between Dave Scott and Mark Allen. This was the greatest ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ohernaes - LibraryThing
Modern triathlon classic given to me by an old friend. Ranges from the ridiculous (Madam Pele...) to the sublime (the race). Fortunately, the good parts dominate. Recommended. Read full review
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Iron War: Dave Scott, Mark Allen & the Greatest Race Ever Run
No preview available - 2012
Iron War: Two Incredible Athletes. One Epic Rivalry. The Greatest Race of ...
No preview available - 2011