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by Matt Fitzgerald

eBook Iron War: Two Incredible Athletes. One Epic Rivalry. The Greatest Race of All Time. epub
  • ISBN: 1780871341
  • Author: Matt Fitzgerald
  • Genre: No category
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Quercus Publishing (January 3, 2013)
  • ePUB size: 1943 kb
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Matt Fitzgerald is the author of numerous books on sports history and endurance sports. Great read! Inspiring stuff. Highly recommend for both triathletes and everyday athletes looking for motivation!

Matt Fitzgerald is the author of numerous books on sports history and endurance sports. His best-sellers include Racing Weight and Brain Training for Runners. He has written extensively for Triathlete, Men's Fitness, Men's Health, Outside, Runner's World, Bicycling, Competitor, and many other sports publications. One person found this helpful.

The Greatest Race of All Time. The main subject of this book is the epic 1989 Hawaii ironman race between Dave Scott and Mark Allen. This was the greatest. The two greatest athletes of triathlon's pioneering generation raced side by side, literally, for eight straight hours at breakneck speed before Allen finally tore away from his longtime nemesis with less than two miles left in the 14. -mile event. His margin of victory was a scant 58 seconds. So intense was the drama, the race came to be known as 'Iron War' - the single most awe-inspiring sporting event ever witnessed.

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Longlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2012. On October 14, 1989, driven by one of the most intense and lasting two-man rivalries in any sport, a pair of generational talents at the height of their powers ran a race that redefined human limits.

Paperback published 2013-01-03 by Hachette. Alert if: New Price below. Longlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2012. The battle between Dave Scott and Mark Allen at the 13th Hawaii Ironman stands as one of the most dramatic stories in the history of athletics.

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Comments: (7)
Dellevar
This is a very hard book for me to review . I was there I saw it , I have read numerous articles about it and watched the DVD hundreds of times . I lived Ironwar , I knew it back to front . I'm an unabashed Dave Scott fan , so it was hard for me to get this book after reading Dave's response to it - however I had already pre-ordered it and went ahead with the purchase .

This book is great , whilst reading it I noted that I had read the content ,quote or line in some other article previously , Fitzgerald has extensively borrowed from numerous sources - he respectfully credits them all and is able to tie it all in together . At times I read things and went "Whoa , now I know Why Dave and Mark are upset" however I went to the reference notes and acknowledgements at the back and Fitzgerald was seemingly able to offer a source for just about every comment, if not all .

The book is not solely about Ironman 89 , there is a lot of background and historical notes of much interest about the sport and the two protagonists and the events leading up to the great day.

For anyone interested in Ironman and Triathlon this is a Must read , it's been 22 years since Ironwar that's plenty of time for the story to be told - Fitzgerald took the bull by its horns and ran with it and has delivered an exceptionally well written and researched book - to him I say well done and thank you . I'll watch with interest Dave's and Mark's action and hope that they will also find the time to pen their version . Buy it Read it enjoy it !
Andriodtargeted
A little bit more extraneous information than I bargained for, but a quick read. Loved the story of the iron war race between Mark Allen and Dave Scott. Fitzgerald's writing is a little annoying to me, and I was disappointed when I later found out Mark Allen and Dave Scott actually tried to sue him for defamation based on the book--they had no input in it and said it was more fiction than fact. Learning that Fitzgerald took a lot of artistic liberty with this true story cheapened it for me, but a decent read nonetheless
Zavevidi
As you should expect, this book is more "Born to Run" than "Noakes". Indeed the author introduces some controversial scientific work and concepts, but I think it ties into the story nicely. I see it as the author providing some thought-provoking "proof" for his opinions. But this isn't a scientific work, and doesn't read like one. Its a story. No doubt it is embellished, whether by the author or by his interviewees that he relied upon to construct the story. But again, its a story! And a damn good one.

I am a runner and was looking for some much-needed inspiration when I decided to read this book. I was hoping for the same kind of inspiration that I found when I read "Born to Run" about 4 years ago. The books are definitely similar, and I found plenty of inspiration. I was also introduced to some of the intricacies of Ironman that, as a runner, I didn't know much about. But again, it's not a "how-to" book, or a "guide", it's a story.

Highly recommended for endurance junkies of all types.
Уou ll never walk alone
I can understand why both of them may have been somewhat upset with the psychological description of their attitudes and family environments, but there is nothing really offensive there (and is it that far from the mark?).
They would not have achieved what they have without having those faults, and having imperfect (but who is perfect?) parents.
As a long-distance triathlete myself, I can easily relate to both of them, meditating Mark and over-achiever Dave.

Writing is very good, a bit verbose sometimes but solidly organized and documented. I only take issue with one sentence that made me seriously cringe and should have been edited. It is on page 266:"Trash talk has rarely been so artfully bleached." after Mark's comment upon Dave's return to the race in 1995. I found Mark's comment quite respectful, just kind of saying: "am not the underdog anymore". I do not see any trash talk there, and I think trash talk would be way out of character for Mark.
Mataxe
I've known of these two guy's since 1984 when I did my first Triathlon. Loved this book. Learned a lot about the rift between them and it totally makes since. Matt Fitz gets the hook in right from the get go! I couldn't put it down until I go to an unexpected last chapter. If this was a movie, I would watch it over and over again. Great book!
NI_Rak
Outstanding book. The interwoven buildup between Scott's and Allen's history had me nervous for the "greatest race ever run." Fitzgerald brings to light how much suffering was involved in both athlete's efforts and that has already made me appreciate how a little suffering can make me a better athlete. Highly recommend to anyone who has an interest in the history of triathlon and what it takes to train to race, and not just survive, an Ironman.
Kamuro
I had read the controversy about this book before purchasing it, but decided to buy it anyway. I found myself mystified by Dave Scott and Mark Allen's reaction to what I perceive as a completely wonderful tribute to these great athletes. Certainly, there is no way that Matt Fitzgerald could have known what was going through their minds as they prepared to race and did indeed run the "Iron War," but he tries to reference as much of that as possible, his story is dramatic and convincing, and from my perspective, it only adds further to their legendary status as the two greatest male iron man triathletes of all time. Other outstanding athletes have had far less complimentary stories written about them without any protest whatsoever. Why these two champions felt so put off by this book remains unclear to me. From an athlete's perspective, one could only wish for something like this being written to memorialize one's most heroic exploits. I can't help but feel that Mark and Dave did themselves a greater disservice by their actions than Matt Fitzgerald ever did. This is a terrific read and a wonderful history of these two incredible athletes.
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