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Local Author: Wayne Kurtz
February 9, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Wayne Kurtz is an endurance athlete, business and tax coach, and motivational speaker. His new book, It’s All About the Deca, explores this often-overlooked endurance race. Wayne will give a brief talk and sign copies of his books.
It’s All About The DECA will take the endurance athlete junkie to understand this EXTREME endurance race that receives very little publicity and embraced by those who have achieved this amazing test of human endeavor. In the multitude of checklists, toughest, most extreme endurance races and the world’s toughest endurance challenges; the DECA is the hidden gem most often overlooked because of the grass roots core group of athletes that live for this “extreme” event. There are no major sponsors and no media outlet in the world reports this race very different than the normal, everyday known race.
The DECA (The Greek word meaning the number 10) is the ultimate race to test mental and physical strength in the three specific triathlon disciplines: 24 miles of swimming, 1,120 miles of biking and 262 miles of running (10 ultra distance triathlons). Remember this is a race and not a self-guided journey.
Born and raised in the city of Pittsburgh, PA, I learned early on the power of books and being well read from my mom. It was just a mindset, when in doubt or not sure of the particular subject we ventured to the library to start researching. A special treat was to go to the local bookstore. This love of books has remained with me to this day. (Read more on Wayne’s website!)