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Slowtwitch’s Review of Iron War

“The 1989 Ironman World Championship is widely considered the most epic race in Ironman history, if not all of endurance sport. In his new book Iron War, Fitzgerald recounts in gripping detail the showdown between Mark Allen and Dave Scott. … Continue reading

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Lessons of Iron War: Race Your Way

The rivalry between legendary triathletes Dave Scott and Mark Allen in the 1980s was among the most compelling rivalries in the history of sports. It was not great only because the two men engaged in numerous epic battles at Ironman®, … Continue reading

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The American Library Association’s Booklist Review of Iron War

Booklist is the book review magazine of the American Library Association. Their review of Matt Fitzgerald’s new book Iron War is republished here with permission. “There couldn’t be two more divergent individuals in a single sport than Dave Scott and … Continue reading

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Lessons of Iron War: Mind Over Matter, or: How the Mind Can Change the Body

At a press conference held two days before the 1989  Ironman, a reporter asked the several top male contenders seated together behind a long table in a conference room at the Kona Surf Hotel what it would take to win … Continue reading

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Read the First Chapter of Matt Fitzgerald’s Iron War

Download the first chapter of Iron War free! Iron War: Dave Scott, Mark Allen, and the Greatest Race Ever Run Matt Fitzgerald Hardcover with jacket, color photosections 6″ x 9″, 320 pp., $25.95, 978-1-934030-77-6 Available now in bookstores, triathlon shops, … Continue reading

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Ironman® Triathlon and Its Toll on the Body

From the outside, swimming, cycling and running appear as movement. But from inside the triathlete’s body, swimming, cycling and running appear as an acceleration of time. Blood gushes through veins and arteries like traffic through night highways in a time-lapse … Continue reading

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In Praise of Iron War

“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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