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Medical Aspects Of Endurance Training For An Ironman Triathlon

August 31, 2013
By ROBERT M. UNGERER ( , The Post-Journal

In the fantasy world, Ironman movies portray a superhero protected by metal armor eager to destroy evil around the world while in a romantic relationship with his boss played by Gwyneth Paltrow, billed in Hollywood as the most beautiful woman in the world. The real ironman is an athlete who swims 2.2 miles in open water, bicycles 112 miles, followed by running a marathon distance of 26.2 miles all in one day. On the weekend of July 27 this year my wife and I traveled to Lake Placid to observe the Lake Placid Ironman Triathlon competition and to hike Mt. Marcy.



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