Transplant patient shares story of becoming Ironman Triathlete

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PHOENIX -- By the time he was 35, Kyle Garlett had soldiered through four cancer diagnoses, a total of 54 months of chemotherapy and radiation therapy, a bone marrow transplant, hip and shoulder replacements and -- after more than five years on the organ transplant waiting list -- a heart transplant.

After overcoming so many hurdles that were out of his control, Garlett embarked on a challenge of his own making: to compete in the Ford Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii.

Garlett sat down with Scott Pasmore to share his incredible journey and talk about his new book, "Heart of Iron: My Journey from Transplant Patient to Ironman Triathlete."

Garlett will give a reading from "Heart of Iron" at Barnes & Noble at Tempe Marketplace (2000 E. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, AZ 85281) on Friday, Nov 18 at 4 p.m.