Joe Friel Loves Iron War

Iron War was one of Joe Friel’s three favorite endurance sports books of 2011, according to a blog posted in January.

Iron War by Matt Fitzgerald. This is the best endurance-sport book I’ve read since Born to Run and Duel in the Sun. Fitzgerald takes you through the details of what happened on October 14, 1989 in Kailua-Kona. I was there as a spectator that day and was unaware of all that was going on (I looked for myself in the book’s pictures—but not there). Now I’ve found out some of the details of that day some 22 years later. He also offers insight into two of the best endurance athletes of the 20th century—Dave Scott and Mark Allen. Research for the book was incredible.”

Read about Joe’s other favorite books of 2011 on his blog here.

Download a pdf of the first chapter of Iron War!