Know Regrets: Triathlon Drama Makes a Run at Being the Next Rocky

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Author uses the long hours of training for triathlons to create the scenes in his novel about fulfilling a dream and competing in the Ironman Triathlon World Championship in Hawaii.

Tim has written about the Ironman like a true insider. I was reliving all the fears, exhilaration, drudgery, and pain

Finally, a novel centered on triathlons. There are hundreds of novels dramatizing many great sports, none of note focused on triathlons. Tim Durant has changed that statistic with "Know Regrets", the story of Trip Johnson, a single father of two, who at the age of forty has a second chance to act on his dream of competing in the Ironman Triathlon World Championship Hawaii.

Everyone has a dream. Not everyone has the courage to act on it. Trip had always dreamed of racing in the Ironman. His dream hidden for so long, he became numb to its fire. When the dream reignites, and he finds the courage to act on it, the journey begins. Trip has a chance to swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles and run 26.2 miles amongst the best triathletes in the world. In order to reach his goal, he will draw upon more than physical strength, endurance and determination. His voyage takes him from the comfortable suburbs of Boston, to the wild nightlife of Waikiki, over to the forbidding lava fields of the Big Island, all on the path of pursuing a deeply seeded dream.

The scenes in "Know Regrets" had been developing in Durant's head for over 20 years. They started as day dreams during his long runs and rides as he trained for his first triathlons while living in Hawaii, serving in the United States Navy. Through the sweat and miles, these dreams slowly formed into a fun, adventurous and inspiring tale. "Know Regrets" shows great insight into the mystic of Hawaii, and reveals the greatness of triathlons and the athletes that compete in them, a glimpse of human nature and strength of the human spirit. If you liked Rocky, American Flyers or The Rookie, you will love Know Regrets.

"Tim has written about the Ironman like a true insider. I was reliving all the fears, exhilaration, drudgery, and pain," says Karen Smyers, Ironman Triathlon World Champion. "'Know Regrets' takes you on a mental and physical rollercoaster that we all feel when chasing something important."

Living with Crohn's disease has also motivated Tim to donate some of the proceeds from this book to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America. "Know Regrets" is available direct from the publisher at Lulu and at many other retail outlets such as, Barnes and, and You can also check Bookfinders to find a bookseller in your country.


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