“It's not what people accumulate in material things that makes a nation great. Greatness comes from the good that free people do for others. On the long road back, Boyle vowed that he would give back.
” (USA Today
“A zombie, a permanent nursing-home resident, a man bound to a bed. At least, that may have been Brian Boyle's fate had he accepted the prognosis of his doctors.
” (Men's Health
“At times, Brian’s tale of survival sounds more improbable than possible.
” (ESPN The Magazine
“Riveting....There is no better story than Brian Boyle’s.” (USA Triathlon Life Magazine
About the Author
suffered a near fatal car accident when he was eighteen. A former swimmer and bodybuilder, he had become a human skeleton but became determined to compete in the Hawaii Ironman. In October of 2007, he realized his goal and crossed the finish line in Kona. NBC television covered him during the triathlon. In 2008, Men’s Health
magazine named Boyle one of its twenty heroes. He’s currently a student at St. Mary’s College in Maryland.Bill Katovsky
, founder of Tri-Athlete Magazine
, has completed the Hawaii Ironman twice and is coauthor of Embedded: The Media at War in Iraq
, which won Harvard’s Goldsmith Book Prize; and editor of 1,001 Pearls of Runners' Wisdom: Advice and Inspiration for the Open Road
, as well as co-founder of the Natural Running Center.