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About davetrendler

Dave Trendler works for VeloPress, the leading publisher of books about endurance sports. Check out new VeloPress books on cycling, triathlon, and running at www.velopress.com. Learn more about Dave at www.davetrendler.com.

Iron War Book Reviews

“Iron War is the best endurance sports book I’ve ever read.” — Joe Friel, author of The Triathlete’s Training Bible and founder of TrainingBible Coaching “Captivating, animated, uniquely readable and downright thrilling. [Iron War] is a truly great read—and an … Continue reading

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Lessons of Iron War: Fatigue Is Voluntary

When Dave Scott and Mark Allen waded into Kailua Bay to the start line of the 13th Ironman® World Championship on October 14, 1989, the existing race record was 8:28:37, a time that Scott had established in 1986. The record … Continue reading

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Triathlete Magazine’s Review of Iron War

Barry Siff, writing for Triathlete.com, offers a review of Matt Fitzgerald’s new book Iron War. This review includes a selection of photographs from the book. Here’s a brief passage: “I’m not normally one for hyperbole. But, I am totally comfortable … Continue reading

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Lessons of Iron War: Why Competition Brings Out the Best in Us

The duel between triathlon legends Dave Scott and Mark Allen at the 1989 Ironman® World Championship is remembered as one of the greatest races in the history of endurance sports. In that race the longtime rivals swam, biked, and ran … Continue reading

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A Review of Iron War from TriSports.com

“Captivating, animated, uniquely readable and downright thrilling. Iron War is a truly great read—and an ode to our sport with all its quirky characters and epic venues…It is absolutely comparable to Krakauer, Bowden (Blackhawk Down), or Sebastian Junger (The Perfect … Continue reading

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Lessons of Ironman: Mental Training and Motivation

Voluntarily accepting the degree of suffering that Dave Scott and Mark Allen bore in their Iron War requires an exceptionally strong motivation. What motivated Scott and Allen to embrace the agony they did in their epic showdown? It certainly wasn’t … Continue reading

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Xtri.com’s “Steamy” Review of Iron War

Paul Tyler of TriEssential.com has interviewed best-selling author Matt Fitzgerald about his experience researching and writing Iron War for Xtri.com: “When I opened my copy of Iron War, the steam from the Big Island of Hawaii seemed to virtually hit … Continue reading

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