The Race Within. Passion, Courage, And Sacrifice At The Ultraman Triathlon

Gourley Jim, Hillary Biscay

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Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: As New
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: Triumph Books
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Publisher Year: 2015
Edition: First Edition

Description: 306 pages. Book appears to have hardly been read and is in As new condition throughout.

Publishers Description: The Ultraman Triathlon, one of the most remarkable endurance races in the world, is a three-day, 320-mile race that circumnavigates the Big Island of Hawaii. With only 40 competitors allowed in each year, this invitation-only event hosts some of the most superlative athletes on the planet. The Race Within discusses the 30-year history of the sport and race director Jane Bockus, former Pan Am flight attendant who has never done a triathlon, yet has dedicated herself to keeping the event true to its founding spirit for decades. This book follows Jane, her assistants, and a small cast of athletes through an entire year--from the end of the 2012 Ultraman to the 2013 event--and shows how they faced new challenges to the growth and well-being of the event, and were forced to question if old traditions could survive in a world of constantly-evolving sports entertainment. Granted full access to the race and the athletes, author Jim Gourley presents a look at this unique event and examines what it means to truly love sports.

ISBN: 9781629370217


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