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Countdown to Kona: An Amateur Triathlete's Journey from Lottery Winner to Competing in the Ford Ironman World Championship

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Have you ever wondered how a triathlete can survive for 140.6 miles racing the Ford Ironman World Championship race in Hawaii? How about an ordinary person who has the luck of winning a lottery slot to race with the best athletes in the world in this race. Dale Tweedy did just that. His book gives an up close and personal account of what the race looks like and feels like ...more
Paperback, 174 pages
Published July 22nd 2009 by Booksurge Publishing
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Mark Schuliger
Jan 26, 2011 Mark Schuliger rated it really liked it
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This is a great read for someone wanting to see "inside" the Ironman Championships. The author provides a participant's-eye view of the race from an amateur's standpoint.

The first half is just that -- a recounting of the race, from a few days prior to crossing the finish line. This was definitely the best part for me. It was interesting to hear about the atmosphere at the start line, details about the various legs of the race and transitions, and overall feeling of competing in this world-reknow
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