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A very good book/training manual
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.