Swim, Bike, Run: Our Triathlon Story
Swim, Bike, Run is the ultimate triathlon book, from Olympic heroes the Brownlee brothers
The Olympic Triathlon, Hyde Park, London
August 7th 2012
'We jogged to our positions on the pontoon: two brothers, side by side, the world and everyone we ever cared about looking on. Eighteen years of training, culminating in this single race. Noise from the crowd impossible to imagine. Hearts thumping. Swim-hats pul2012'WeLondonAugust/>The/>
2/3 of the things of the book are done brilliantly. The tip and training secrets are great. The Brownlee brothers inside the race ...more
It wasn't a bad book, although I will admit that I had higher expectations. I liked the use of two narrators, and what Jonny wrote particularly resonated with me - although they have practically put in the same amount of work, he seems to be the harder working of the siblings, and it appeared as though Alastair is the more genetically blessed of the pair. A thought-provoking and entertaining book, with some helpful training advice - although don't read the book just with that ...more
It gives a glimpse into what the sibling rivalry that goes hand in hand with two brothers being the best in the world. Being totally chalk and cheese they drive each other ...more
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The way it's written totally encompasses what we know about Ali and Jonny. They're down to earth Yorkshire boys. Throughout they are mercilessly unkind about each other and in the sibling style, they each remember events different ...more
Sure, it kept me hooked, and the tips were helpful (and I do all three disciplines myself) but the writing was okay. The Brownlee brothers are honestly better athletes than writers, and that's totally fine.
We didn't get to the swim but watched all the cycling laps and then walked across to see the running. The atmosphere was something I'll never forget. Britain at it's finest.
Reading about their journey and their day was brilliant
Enjoyed every minute and even went running, swimming and cycling myself to celebrate!
The Brownlee brothers do a great job of providing an inside look at the rise to champions in triathlon. The dynamics of two brothers and the differing personalities was fascinating. Excellent book and I'll be cheering for them in 2020 summer Olympics.