Living Life to the Full: My Ironman Journey

Training and competing in an Ironman triathlon is not for the faint hearted. Completing an Ironman has been a dream of mine for many years and 2010 was going to be the year I attempted this grueling event. 2.4 miles of swimming followed by 112 miles of biking before finishing with a marathon - 26.2 miles. I signed up for Ironman Arizona in November of 2009, exactly a year in advance. Little did I know at the time that I had been born with multiple holes in my heart.For 41 years, I had been living, training and competing in triathlons with a dysfunctional heart that was slowly failing. This is my inspirational story about my journey from being diagnosed with a life threatening congenital heart defect requiring open heart surgery to my return to competition and racing in an Ironman triathlon, all within eight months.

This book is an inspirational and motivating must read for anyone facing surgery, returning to competition after injury or setback or attempting an Ironman.

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2 thoughts on “Living Life to the Full: My Ironman Journey

  1. Andy Dale

    Hi Ellen
    Andy Dale here from Clayton! Have now semi retired and have started to do all those things that I have never been able to do…like reading!! Going to get a copy of your book and enjoy it, although I shall want it signing at some stage!
    Hope that both you and your husband are well.
    Andy x


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