Training for and completing a triathlon is one of the most grueling life experiences anyone can have, requiring a degree of personal commitment, individual strength and iron will that few people possess. A true test of your ability to find, and then surpass your physical, mental and emotional limits, the only real analogue to triathlon…is the challenge of life itself.
In Finding Triathlon, professional athlete Scott Tinley explores the world inside and outside endurance sports, seeking answers to age-old questions. Part memoir, part cultural exploration, Tinley uses the language of sports to speak universal truths. Told through anecdotes, both personal and shared, with a critical, inquisitive, and often humorous interpretation of a life lived through the medium of sports, Tinley reflects on the sport of triathlon, honest competition, and the drive to improve ourselves as a whole, looking to understand how and why we live our lives.
Finding Triathlon is not a self-help book, and it’s not a fitness guide. Nor is it just about triathlons and triathletes. It’s about a lifestyle, a perspective, a way of looking at the world and its challenges, as you strive to better yourself and better understand yourself. Whether you’re training for the next big race or you’ve never run a mile in your life, Finding Triathlon speaks to the champion in each of us, demonstrating how making the decision to push ourselves to succeed in our dreams can affect our life, our world, and our future.
About the Author
Scott Tinley is a former world-class professional athlete who has competed in over 400 triathlons, winning the IRONMAN® World Championship twice and the IRONMAN® World Series three times. Scott was inducted into both the Triathlon Hall of Fame and the IRONMAN® Hall of Fame upon retirement in 1999. He founded and developed the sport of off-road triathlon, and continues to co-own and manage the longest running off-road triathlon in the world. He has done television commentary for CBS, ESPN, and ABC; been a contributing writer for CBSNews.com; and written for Sports Illustrated, Men's Journal, Triathlete Magazine, and Outside Magazine. Scott lives near the beach in Del Mar, California and on a ranch west of Gaviota, California with his family.
“Scott Tinley has penned a masterful, larger-than-life valentine to a sport that he long ago helped define via his own performance and panache, and in these pages, triathletes of all ages and abilities will find insight and wisdom creatively probing that one question deeply in need of answering: why tri?” —William R. Katovsky, Founder, Triathlete Magazine
“…one of the hardest working, winningest triathletes of all time.” —Slowtwitch.com
“… the ultimate multisport athlete.” —Triathlete Magazine
“His work ethic and consistency made him one of the most durable and feared triathletes of all time.” —Triathlete Magazine
"No one defined the free spirit and driving force of IRONMAN® like Scott Tinley." —Ironman.com