Heart of Iron by Kyle Garlett
My Journey from Transplant Patient to Ironman Triathlete

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Throughout his life, there was nothing Kyle Garlett hated more than losing, and he knew early on that four diagnoses of cancer could not match his spirit of competition. His appetite for victory and success and his love of life pushed him past his health hurdles—including a bone marrow transplant, hip replacement, and a heart transplant—and into the greatest challenge of his life: the Ironman Triathlon World Championship. Kyle tells his amazing life story, beginning with his diagnosis of lymphoma and continuing through years of chemotherapy that destroyed his joints and weakened his heart, leading up to his journey to the Ironman Triathlon, in which he competed not once but twice. His miraculous recovery and athleticism are recounted, along with his becoming an Olympic torch bearer, a Leukemia and Lymphoma Society spokesperson, and a motivational speaker.


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Kyle Garlett is an author, a motivational speaker, and a freelance sportswriter. He has written for ESPN The Magazine and FOXSports.com, and his previous books include What Were They Thinking? and The Worst Call Ever! He was named the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's 2011 Man of the Year for Greater Los Angeles.
Published November 1, 2011 by Chicago Review Press. 282 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction

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He finished the school year and went on to college, functioning despite the debilitating effects of radiation treatment, but his first year in college was a disaster.

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