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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 BoThe 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....

Title : The Race Within: Passion, Courage, and Sacrifice at the Ultraman Triathlon
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ISBN : 9781629370217
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 320 Pages
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The Race Within: Passion, Courage, and Sacrifice at the Ultraman Triathlon Reviews

  • Ron S
    2018-11-22 03:25

    This could well be the only endurance sport book out there that focuses on the action behind the scenes of the events themselves: their history, the people that buy race rights and copyrights, the boards that argue over whether to expand and go corporate and keep it simple and focus on the spirit of things. While this is all fascinating up to a point, I'd have liked more time spent with the athletic participants of the events themselves. Race coverage of events at Ultraman Canada and the championship in Kona is included though.

  • Neil Gaudet
    2018-12-04 03:30

    A very good thorough read of a fringe endurance event that has always been sort of a curiosity of mine, especially after reading Rich Rolls book. At times this bloke felt a bit too much like a history textbook and my attention wavered but the people written about kept pulling me back. It's a great book for any triathlon enthusiast.

  • Brian
    2018-11-17 01:50

    Great read on the history of the Ultra Man event. Interesting tie in with Ironman which I now want to know more about. This book was very easy to read and kept my interest. I good balance between focus on the athletes who race these and the organizations that make them happen.

  • Jason
    2018-11-22 06:49

    Fantastic read. If you ever wanted to know what it is like to participate, plan or live an ultra race this book is for you. Couldn't put down