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on 14 January 2017
A very good book/training manual. I would not call this really an autobiography simply because apart from Alistair and Jonathan's early years and start in Triathlons there is very little on their personal lives. However with them both being so young and so much of their time is taken up by their training it does not really leave much time for a social life.

2/3 of the things of the book are done brilliantly. The tip and training secrets are great. The Brownlee brothers inside the race commentary is amazing. The only thing that was just ok is the book just did not grip me the way some other sports autobiographies did. This could be because simply because these boys train so hard, and love what they do, so the racing is almost a forgone conclusion. Don't get me wrong the races they do talk are described excellently. However they is not enough of their races in the book. This is just the choice made by the authors to concentrate on the training, as this is where races are really won and lost. As important as this is it is not the most exciting part. From a training point of view and if look at what it takes physically, mentally and drive you need to succeed at the elite level you could not find a better book, but I wish it was another 100 pages longer so they could talk more about the races as well.
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on 17 July 2017
I loved this book and have been recommending it to everyone - despite being a triathlete I didn't find the training part at the end of each chapter particularly useful but that didn't matter at all: the story was fascinating and brilliantly told. I finished it in one sitting. I'd recommend to any athlete or budding athlete - it's exciting and inspirational but also down-to-Earth and relatable.
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on 13 February 2017
Good history of 2 brothers who live for triathlons.
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on 12 January 2017
Very candid account of the build up to london 2012 from birth for the brothers. Refreshing in its honest assessment of the triathlon world.
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on 31 October 2016
Very good read, from childhood to present day, it proves with hard work and commitment you can achieve anything and a bit of look .
No pain no gain ,
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on 1 August 2017
As a keen runner myself, it was interesting and uplifting to get an insight into the Brownlees. They come across as normal decent hard working blokes. Great role models. And a happy ending!
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on 15 April 2017
loved it
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on 24 December 2016
Good read. A joint account of two brothers living the same lives. Something that a lot of people wonder how they do it
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on 4 May 2017
Good quality for the money. Fast delivery.
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on 22 March 2017
Very informative and interesting book with lots of helpful tips
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