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Summary

Operation Ironman follows George Mahood's hilarious and inspiring journey from a hospital bed to an Ironman triathlon. After major back surgery, George set himself the ultimate challenge:

  • A 2.4 mile swim
  • A 112 mile bike ride
  • And a 26.2 mile run
  • All to be completed within 16 hours

He couldn't swim more than a length of front crawl, he had never ridden a proper road bike, he had not run further than 10k in 18 months...and he had never worn Lycra.

He had four months to prepare.

Could he do it?

©2015 George Mahood (P)2020 George Mahood

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Very good listen!

Loved it, am signed up for an ironman too and this was perfect for whilst training

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Inspiring book - slightly annoying narration

Really loved the book. it made me want to sign up to an Ironman or something similar! The narration was a bit grating though. Some of the voices made me feel a bit queazy, especially when the narrator speaks as the kids. Other than that I'd definitely recommend it!

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Great Story

i enjoyed listening to Georges story, hated the singing and kids voices impersonations though

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amazing story

loved every bit of it.. what a inspiration story. give me motivation for my ironman journey 😁😁😁😁

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Superb, funny and inspiring

A great story well told with plenty of humour mixed in. Excellent narration which makes the book come alive.

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Great story well told

really enjoyed this book makes me feel like i could also achieve an ironman and learn to ride well done george

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Fantastic!!

Thoroughly entertaining from start to finish. Truly inspiring. Excellent author. I recommend a listen.

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Inspiring fantastic story

An amazing journey written with humour. A fascinating insight into the endurance of training and completing an Ironman!

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Loved it!

Great book, very funny and a great voice performance. It makes me want to become an Ironman too.

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Motivating

I really enjoyed this book. Great to read about individuals who challenge themselves. Narrator had good tone and pace.