|Iron War Now Available as E-Book!
VeloPress, a leading publisher of training and inspirational books for cyclists, triathletes, and runners, is pleased to announce the publication of its second e-book title, Iron War by Matt Fitzgerald. The Iron War e-book edition is now available for sale this week for Kindle, Nook, iPad, Kobo, and most e-book readers and apps.
VeloPress’s first e-book An Accidental Athlete by John “The Penguin” Bingham published in October and quickly rose to the top of the endurance sports e-book category. VeloPress has 8 e-books in conversion now and expects them to become available in January.
Published in print before the 2011 Ironman® World Championships in October, Iron War is Fitzgerald’s riveting epic about how Mark Allen and Dave Scott drove themselves and each other through the 1989 Ironman® World Championship, the most awe-inspiring race in sports history. Driven by one of the fiercest rivalries in triathlon, Scott and Allen raced shoulder to shoulder through the Ironman 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike race, and 26.2-mile marathon. After 8 punishing hours, both men would demolish the previous record—and cross the finish line just 58 seconds apart. The race would redefine the limits of human endurance and the role of mental toughness in sports. Iron War goes beyond the pulse-pounding race story to offer a fascinating exploration of the lives of the world’s two toughest men and their unquenchable desire to succeed.
Praise for Iron War by Matt Fitzgerald
“Captivating, animated, uniquely readable and downright thrilling. Iron War is what we buy books for: Excitement, entertainment, information and inspiration. [Iron War] is a truly great read.” — TriSports.com
“By the end of [Iron War], triathletes will feel like they personally know the athletes, raced side-by-side with them, and understand the amazing contribution they made to the sport.” — Active.com
“An exhaustively researched book… [Iron War] captures the strength of character of both athletes better than any other publication to date.” — Xtri.com
“For any triathlete or endurance athlete, or anyone who wonders what it takes to be the best in sport, Iron War is an excellent read…Readers will come away with a very strong understanding and appreciation for two of the true legends of our sport…as well as a very clear look at the greatest race ever run.” — Triathlete.com
“A true page-turner about a too-little-known great moment in sports.” — Booklist (American Library Association)
“Fitzgerald eases readers into the nuances of the sport, capturing imaginations with a satisfying study of two exceptional athletes and what makes them tick.” — ForeWord magazine
“Iron War is the very first time our sport has engaged in Krakauer-style journalism, where full-featured personalities are presented to readers without excuse, or pause, or an author’s self-censorship. Iron War is Fitzgerald’s Krakauer moment.” — Slowtwitch.com
“The telling of this story gives insight into the race far beyond what we could see on the ABC special…or on YouTube today. It’s an insight that casual fans (and perhaps even athletes themselves) don’t often get. And for that reason alone, [Iron War] was one I could not put down.” — TriMadness
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