Hi, I am Tiffany,
What is an IRONWOMAN? A female athlete of remarkable endurance who has completed an IRONMAN®
3.8 km open water swim
180 km bike
42.2 km marathon

My Journey

2 Ultra marathons and mountain marathons
2 Long distance triathlons IRONMAN® Zürich & Challenge Roth
5 Kids
8 Half distance triathlons and open water swims
13 Marathons
30 Half marathons
5000 Moments of asking myself what I was doing
100000 Training km over 26 years

“IRONWOMEN” – the book

Finishing IRONMAN® Zürich was such a life changing experience. I felt compelled to share it with other women. With the permission of IRONMAN® Switzerland I sent out a 22-question survey to all the other female IRONMAN® Zürich finishers.

I received 40 responses.

The book is a compilation of my story and their stories. The first part documents my road to Zürich and then later to Challenge Roth. The second half contains all the wisdom from my tri-sisters.

Check out 220 Triathlon magazine’s review of IRONWOMEN! Click on the magazine cover below to see the review.

IRONWOMEN picked #1 by 220 Triathlon Mag

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This book is jampacked with photos and entertaining and inspiring stories.

What’s in the book?

100’s of new, unique tips and insights, not found in tri mags or other

I recently had to speak in public. It was sprung on me as a surprise, At first I panicked. Then I reminded myself, you are an IRONMAN triathlete. Whenever I'm scared, I picture the mass swim start and remind myself if I can do that, I can do anything. - Bianca, South Africa
Plan your finishing photo, you don't want to share your crossing-the-finishing-line moment with anyone else. Let him/her pass and then take all the glory as if you had won. - Louise, Spain
Go heavy partying and then run for two hours the next morning, this awful feeling comes close to how you feel during the run part of an IRONMAN®. - Mary, US
I gave myself 30 seconds to think about quitting, had a power cry and told myself I would finish. Looking back, better fuelling might have prevented the negative thoughts, and the need for a power cry! - Jess, UK
Don't worry how heavy your bike is, lose weight instead, it is cheaper. - Cory, Germany
At the finish of IRONMAN® Zürich

3 friends
3 disciplines

Would you like to “tri?”

Tiffany writes well and you can sense her commitment and dedication
fizzing off the page…


I didn’t want this book to end. I have loved it and giggled out
loud often as I’ve read through the pages.


A must for any (aspiring) triathlete.

Josta Bolhuis of Trispiration trispiration.eu

Funny, emotional and hugely informational

Barbara Rijntjes of BOOST!

This book mesmerized me; I just keep on reading and rereading

Sprint & Olympic distance triathlete

Whether you are an ironman wannabe or couch potato, this is about
battling with your demons and winning.

Long distance open water swimmer & relay triathlete


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