Becoming an Ironman triathlete. Extreme exercise, gender equality and the family puzzle

@article{Andreasson2018BecomingAI,
  title={Becoming an Ironman triathlete. Extreme exercise, gender equality and the family puzzle},
  author={J. Andreasson and T. Johansson and T. Danielsson},
  journal={Sport in Society},
  year={2018},
  volume={21},
  pages={1351 - 1363}
}
Abstract Departing from a qualitative research approach, this article focuses on Swedish amateur Ironman triathletes and their family life. The purpose of the paper is to investigate how an elite amateur lifestyle is upheld and balanced with the demands of a sustainable family and social life. The results indicate that the process of becoming and staying an Ironman creates tensions in intimate relationships, making it hard to bring the family life puzzle together. Although the participants… Expand
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