By John L. Pendergrass
Completing a triathlon at any age is a massive success; completing an IRONMAN® Triathlon on your sixties is little short of inspirational. a real account of John Pendergrass’ most unlikely target of finishing six IRONMAN Triathlons on six continents, all whereas in his sixties, opposed to the percentages will shatter your preconceptions of what a guy in his golden years can accomplish.
For most folk, their sixties are a time to decelerate, take issues effortless, and examine a lifestyles good lived. now not for Pendergrass. As his 60th birthday loomed, he longed for a problem that will push him to his limits and force him to accomplish whatever that few humans had ever performed before.
Pendergrass chanced on his resolution within the IRONMAN Triathlon, the world’s such a lot tough patience occasion: an intimidating 2.4 mile swim in open water, a grueling 112 mile motorcycle experience, and an hard 26.2 mile run—all within the related day. a complete of 140.6 miles, nonstop... a huge activity for males part his age.
Against the percentages follows Pendergrass via every one onerous step as he struggles opposed to time, doubt, and his personal actual barriers to reach drained, yet triumphant on the end line. From the deserts of Arizona to the bush of South Africa, from the shorelines of Brazil to the coasts of latest Zealand, this trip chronicles not just the races themselves, but additionally the breathtaking nations that host them. advised with modesty and humor, opposed to the percentages is a narrative of amazing force and fabulous braveness that might motivate you to new heights many may well in simple terms dream of reaching
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