In How I Became An Ironman, marathon runner and fitness instructor Karen Siah takes us along her journey in competing and completing her very first Ironman Langkawi, a gruelling triathlon that starts with a 3.8km swim, followed by a 180km bicycle ride and ends with a 42km run –all done without a break. Considered to be one of the most difficult single-day race in the world, Ironman triathlons are known to break the will of even the fittest athletes. Indeed, there were several times when Karen felt like quitting –during the months of training leading up the event and during the race itself.
But with the support and encouragement of friends and family, she pushed on and fulfilled her dream of becoming an Ironman. Part training log, part how-to guide, this book is a must-read for endurance athletes and those who aspire to achieve more than they’ve ever done before. You might or might not compete or complete an Ironman but you will most certainly be inspired by Karen’s story.