Women Who TriItem #: VEL17403 Usually ships the next business day
What would you do if nearly all the women in 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 starting line of a triathlon. InWomen Who Tri, DiFabio explores the triathlon phenomenon that has gripped her town and swept the nation. Her memoir is both inspiring and informative as it explores the popularity, psychology, subculture, and transformative power of triathlons among “ordinary” women. Set in a small, southern New Jersey town that now hosts America’s largest women-only triathlon club, Women Who Tri weaves together the insights of a psychologist, the research of a journalist, and the deep insecurities of a daunted newbie. DiFabio shares her journey from nervous newcomer to triathlon finisher as she investigates one of the world’s most challenging and inspiring sports. Women Who Tri will entertain, enlighten, and inspire any triathlon enthusiast, from tri-addicts to the tri-curious.
- 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 tour in Northeast Corridor to include Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, New York
- 6" x 9", 216 pages
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Inspiring, Informative, and Interesting
April 11, 2017
Alicia DiFabio crafts a book full of compelling stories of women experiencing triathlon for the first time, through physical and emotional difficulty, as mothers, teenagers, and retirees. In between each story, DiFabio provides the reader with the history of triathlon, its gaining popularity especially with women, the cost, and the overwhelming physical and emotional benefits. The book provides you with many reasons to continue your training, try the sport for the first time, or push yourself into training for your first Ironman. DiFabio's research is interesting and from a variety of sources that are informative and helpful for all athletes. The narratives she shares are heartfelt and motivating for men and women alike.
Pros:The novel is well-written, fact-based, and authentic. The book is filled with inspirational quotes and mantras.
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