“Iron War is really a book that should be on your bookshelf if you have even the slightest interest in the sport of triathlon, but it also is a great read for anyone looking for inspiration in general.” — Slowtwitch.com
The Iron War was great because Scott and Allen were such fascinating figures individually and such stark opposites in their personalities.
How did Dave Scott and Mark Allen both complete Ironman Kona in under 8:10? Mind over matter.
“This is the best endurance-sport book I’ve read since Born to Run and Duel in the Sun.”
“Iron War has had such a huge impact on me, that I intend to explore some of the main themes in the book in more detail,”
“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.”
From an internal perspective, completing an Ironman is a bit like sitting on a sofa for 12 hours and aging two decades.
“Captivating, animated, uniquely readable and downright thrilling.”
Dave Scott illuminates how expectations can determine your performance.
Mark Allen finally pulls away from Dave Scott at the 1989 Ironman World Championships, winning the Iron War.
Slowtwitch offers its book review of Iron War.