New Book on Ironman Triathletes Highlights Athlete with CF

In You Are an Ironman: How Six Weekend Warriors Chased Their Dream of Finishing the World’s Toughest Triathlon, bestselling author and New York Times reporter Jacques Steinberg strives to understand the drive six individuals feel to feverishly train and push themselves as hard as they can to be able to be able to complete the world’s most formidable triathlon.

One of the triathletes profiled in the book is Scott Johnson, who has cystic fibrosis and received a double-lung transplant in 2001.

Here’s a recent clip from NBC’s “Today” featuring You Are an Ironman and an interview with Johnson:

Jerry Cahill also interviewed Johnson in September 2007 for a cystic fibrosis podcast. To listen to the podcast, please visit

You Are an Ironman is available on