Triathlon - It HURTS

Inspiring stories on the path to becoming an Ironman

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Publisher Description

In October 2012, over 1000 people applied to take part in a university research study to assess how normal, recreationally active people cope with the demands of training for their first IRON-distance triathlon – a 3.8km swim, followed by 180km of cycling, finishing with the mere matter of a 42.2km marathon run. From the initial applicants, and after a period of pre-screening and testing, a group of 80 were selected who affectionately became known as the HURTS team (an acronym for Hertfordshire University Research Triathlon Study).


This book is a collection of the tales from the people involved with the study, culminating in their own personal adventure to complete the 2013 Challenge Barcelona iron-distance triathlon.


Our individual goals: to inspire others to dream big, and to live out those dreams – whether it be triathlon or not.


For one: to raise awareness and funds to find a cure for his son, Harrison, who suffers from the debilitating and fatal disorder known as Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.


Our collective goal - to support Harrison’s Fund, set up in 2012 to support breakthrough research leading to positive interventions and ultimately a ‘cure’ for muscular dystrophy worldwide.


Our Mantra – we do for those who cannot…


Being an Ironman triathlete requires an iron spirit. Along our journeys, we have discovered that this spirit resides in each one of us. Together, we DO make a difference…and you can be a part of this.


(www.harrisonsfund.com)

GENRE
Sports & Outdoors
RELEASED
2014
13 June
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
200
Pages
PUBLISHER
Matador
SIZE
9.9
MB

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