The Ilgiad

  • by Donald Katz
  • Narrated by Donald Katz
  • 0 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"I was a few days shy of 40 on the day Steve Ilg clutched my limb. I was almost middle-aged, laid out like a lab specimen in a New Mexico gym, and quite sure as the vise tightened that I was going to pass the milestone of my birthday with a left leg capable of bending the wrong way at the knee. It was then that I paused to consider again the array of follies that can attend an otherwise reasonable life."
In The Ilgiad, Donald Katz takes us along on his path to physical fitness as he trains for a triathlon under the guidance of his personal sports-performance trainer, Steve Ilg.
The Ilgiad is one of the fascinating profiles featured in The King of the Ferret Leggers and Other True Stories by award-winning journalist Donald Katz, available in audio exclusively at It was originally published in Outside, May 1992.
Executive Producer: Laura Wilson
Producer: Paul Ruben


What the Critics Say

"...not one profile falls short of fascinating." (Publishers Weekly)


See More Like This

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

This is a SHORT story.

As a triathlon freak I'd hoped for a little more focus on the event. This is an authors story more of the interface with his unique Triathlon training than it is about the training or the event. It is a short, fun, listen, but is really a short story about two people moreso than triathlon.
Read full review

- JustACustomer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-15-2001
  • Publisher: Random House Audio