From a Fall in the Mall to a Run in the Sun: One Journey to Ironman Triathlon

@article{McCarville2007FromAF,
  title={From a Fall in the Mall to a Run in the Sun: One Journey to Ironman Triathlon},
  author={R. McCarville},
  journal={Leisure Sciences},
  year={2007},
  volume={29},
  pages={159 - 173}
}
This autoethnographic account describes my personal leisure journey through an Ironman triathlon. The purpose of this paper is to highlight three themes that shed light on events like the Ironman as a leisure experience. The first theme reveals personal predispositions and the roles they play in deciding what constitutes leisure. The second theme discusses social or support networks within and around the Ironman experience. Third, the roles of key encounters are discussed as a way to make sense… Expand
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