Nora Scoonover is 35, divorced, in debt and going nowhere when her 16 year-old son, Steven, runs away from camp and asks to spend the summer with her. Together they decide that she will ... See full summary »

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Nora Schoonover
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Will Brodsky
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Steven Schoonover
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Mary Garritee
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John Schoonover
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Donald Turnquist
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Mark Wilson
Nancy Hogshead
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Greg Monaghan ...
Jay Redmond
Dorothy Dells ...
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Nora Scoonover is 35, divorced, in debt and going nowhere when her 16 year-old son, Steven, runs away from camp and asks to spend the summer with her. Together they decide that she will enter the Ironman Triathlon competition in Hawaii, although she has not done any running since high school. The experience brings them together. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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14 February 1985 (USA)  »

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Desafío a una mujer  »

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A competition against yourself
21 May 2002 | by See all my reviews

The story of a woman who decides to enter the Ironman, probably the hardest triathlon in the world.

I liked it. It is not about being number one, in a competition with more than 1,000 contestants, it's about you facing yourself, about not stopping. Falling, and standing up to continue, to finish what you began. In the story, Nora is going nowhere, her son arrives home for the summer, and she begins the training with him, who helps and encourages her. Since I saw it, I've wanted to test myself ... but not that hard.


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