Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Become an Ironman, by Cherie Gruenfeld

I'm a fan of Cherie Gruenfeld, and she's now written a book...

Because endurance sport is not for the young alone, seven-time age group winner of the Ironman Triathlon World Championship in Hawaii, Cherie Gruenfeld, shares her insights on how to be competitive at any age.

An official Ironman book, Become an Ironman is a treasure trove of deeply insightful training and racing wisdom hard-won during the course of triathlete Cherie Gruenfeld's fifteen-year Ironman career. Its purpose is to provide the reader with a rich collection of insider tips, techniques and expertise.

Written in a straightforward, readable style, Become an Ironman is designed to deliver the most information in the fewest words possible; it is not intended to duplicate all of that expert advice, but rather to enhance it. This guide is targeted at both shorter-distance athletes and those who have already participated in an Ironman and want to improve their performance.

Cherie Gruenfeld did her first Ironman at the age of 48 and went on to become one of the most decorated master's triathletes in the world. She has won her age group at the World Championships in Kona seven times and was the first woman over 55 to break the twelve–hour barrier. In 2000, she was honored by the World Triathlon Corporation as its "Female Age Grouper of the Year.” Gruenfeld founded and is the director of Exceeding Expectations, a widely-respected non-profit foundation through which she uses her love of triathlon to redirect the lives of at-risk kids in positive directions. To order a copy of her book,
click here.


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