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Women who tri : a reluctant athlete's journey into the heart of America's newest obsession

Author: Alicia DiFabio
Publisher: Boulder, Colorado : VeloPress, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"What would you do if half your town caught triathlon mania?If you're like Alicia DiFabio--a minivan-driving, harried mother of four small children whose daily look features stained yoga pants, a messy ponytail, and a big diaper bag--you would shrug your shoulders and try to hold on for that after-bedtime glass of wine. It was to her utter surprise that this middle-aged, out-of-shape mother found herself on the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Autobiographies
Biography
Named Person: Alicia DiFabio
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alicia DiFabio
ISBN: 9781937715588 1937715582
OCLC Number: 958797525
Description: xiii, 295 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Prologue: Greater than the sum of all fears --
A Spandex revolution --
So it begins --
A tri is born --
Profile. Andrea Peet: still time --
The long and short of it --
Who's drinking the Kool-Aid? --
Profile. Debbie Niemann: for Cecilia --
No nuts, just guts --
Profile. Nancy Stevens: visionary --
Sigma tri --
Inside the tribe --
Profile. Linda Garrett: ageless --
Run with it --
Profile. Lisa Hallett: run to remember --
Tri girls aren't cheap dates --
Profile. Erin Briggs: on fire --
Swim, bike, run ... divorce? --
Profile. Tara Emrick: back in action --
TriathaPhobia --
Profile. Chrissy Vasquez: going the distance --
Sink or swim --
Profile. Barbara Mockford: unfinished business --
Women on wheels --
Profile. Terry Woods: unbroken --
Train wreck --
Profile. Jenn Sommermann: 50-50 --
Charity, causes, and cures, oh tri! --
Profile. Winter Vinecki: team winter --
Tri: the next generation --
Profile. Jessica Cappella: could, would, should, DID --
Queen of the hill --
Epilogue: Those girls in pink.
Responsibility: Alicia DiFabio.

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Beautifully written, inspiring, and captivating look at the phenomenon of women's triathlon. Female participation is driving the growth of triathlon, one of the most popular endurance sports. Author  Read more...

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