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Publisher's 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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Enjoyable listening on my training runs

Great humor and excellent account of the training and race day experiences. Thanks fellas, great job!

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Another fantastic book!

I've read all of George Mahood's book and Operation Ironman doesn't disappoint. Another funny, well told and, ultimately, inspiring book. Well done again George!!

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fantastic story

Fantastic story, engaging , funny, informative, and inspirational from a person to achieve such an awesome feat. I'm now going to have e a crack at an ironman

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  • HikerGirl
  • 18-03-2021

Ironman goals

Pretty entertaining as I am training for a 70.3 but thinking maybe should have just gone for the full instead! Fun listen/read!

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  • Jesper Soerensen
  • 01-03-2021

Brilliant

A very inspiring story that entertains and amazes throughout. Funny and brilliantly narrated as well. Highly recommended.

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  • Karen Malone
  • 29-12-2020

Wonderful and inspiring!

Another great adventure told in a humble and humorous way! George makes you feel like family.

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  • Abbs the Snail
  • 10-04-2021

an inspiring hoot!

loved listening to George's story.
laughed out loud lots while on long runs! can't wait to read his other books

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  • Laurie
  • 01-03-2021

Interesting story

Interesting story about a great achievement. As someone new to triathlon myself I could relate to a lot of the discoveries about the training, techniques, equipment etc. too.

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  • mrsrolo
  • 09-02-2021

Great fun and inspiring

I enjoyed this so much more than I thought I would. My husband is training for his first Ironman and I must admit I felt for Rachel a bit. However George comes across as caring funny and intelligent. I’m glad Rachel completed her marathon and hope she may do an Ironman one day. This was well written funny and full of helpful tips.

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  • Sean Browne
  • 05-12-2020

Great inspiration for people on the iron man journ

really enjoyed it, great humour and relatable. the guy reading it nails it. People complaining about the kids impressions are nit picking!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 25-11-2020

Very good listen!

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

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24-09-2020

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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  • Colin Newton
  • 16-07-2020

Great Story

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

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  • aaron melfah
  • 14-07-2020

amazing story

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

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  • Jonathan T
  • 21-06-2020

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-06-2020

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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