As the winner of the 2010 Ironman Championship in Kona, Hawaii, Chris "Macca" McCormack may be the world's greatest athlete. In I'm Here to Win, McCormack shares his story, along with training tips and practical advice to help listeners develop their own routines, diet, exercise programs, and race strategies. Chris McCormack has dedicated his life to training for - and winning - the Ironman World Championships, one of the most grueling tests of mental and physical endurance in the world. The race challenges athletes to swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles, and run a full marathon of 26.2 miles, all while battling harsh conditions and their own willpower. In 2010, McCormack won the Ironman World Championship for the second time at 37 years old - a testament to his fitness and endurance. Macca's journey to athletic greatness is more than just one of physical perseverance. After coming in fourth in Hawaii last year, Macca returned to the island chanting, "I'm here to win!" He had a new mental game plan in place that brought him first across the finish line. In this much-anticipated book, Macca shares his playbook and reveals everything it takes - mind, body, and spirit - to become a champion. In addition to his Ironman wins in Hawaii, Macca holds the record for the most triathlon race wins ever and it's his winning strategies and mindset that he now brings to the listener in I'm Here to Win. For weekend warriors who casually compete to seasoned veterans who race every weekend, armchair athletes looking for an extra push, and everyone in between,I'm Here to Win provides riveting insight into the mind of a great champion with excitement and inspiration in every minute. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Howard Brunner, Chris McCormack. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/000630/bk_hach_000630_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Primal Endurance shakes up the status quo and challenges the overly stressful, ineffective conventional approach to endurance training. While marathons and triathlons are wildly popular and bring much gratification and camaraderie to the participants, the majority of athletes are too slow, continually tired, and carry too much body fat respective to the time they devote to training. The prevailing "chronic cardio" approach promotes carbohydrate dependency, overly stressful lifestyle patterns, and ultimately burnout. Mark Sisson, author of the 2009 best seller, The Primal Blueprint, and de-facto leader of the primal/paleo lifestyle movement, expertly applies primal lifestyle principles to the unique challenge of endurance training and racing. Unlike the many instant and self-anointed experts who have descended upon the endurance scene in recent years, Sisson and his co-author/business partner, Brad Kearns, boast a rich history in endurance sports. Sisson has a 2:18 marathon and fourth-place Hawaii Ironman finish to his credit, has spearheaded triathlon's global anti-doping program for the International Triathlon Union, and has coached/advised leading professional athletes, including Olympic triathlon gold and silver medalist Simon Whitfield and Tour de France cyclist Dave Zabriskie. Under Sisson's guidance, Kearns won multiple national championships in duathlon and triathlon, and rose to a number-three world triathlon ranking in 1991. Primal Endurance applies an all-encompassing approach to endurance training that includes primal-aligned eating to escape carbohydrate dependency and enhance fat metabolism, building an aerobic base with comfortably paced workouts, strategically introducing high-intensity strength and sprint workouts, emphasizing rest, recovery, and an annual periodization, and finally cultivating an intuitive approach to training instead of the usual robotic approach of fixed weekly workout schedules. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brad Kearns. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/049656/bk_acx0_049656_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Yasmine White (born July 15, 1989 in Arcata, CA) is an American triathlete who competes at the Junior Elite level. White participated in club swimming from age 12 and was a standout runner at Arcata High School (Arcata, CA class of 2006). White has won a number of national titles beginning with an Ironkids Triathlon National Title in 2003. As a youth triathlete white met more success by claiming the Youth Elite Title in 2003 and successfully defending it in 2004. Upon moving to the junior ranks white logged a runner-up finish at the 2005 Junior National Championships and claimed the title in 2006. White's international debut took place at the 2004 Pan American Junior Championships in Edmonton, Canada where she defeated Ofelia Arriaga of Guatemala to win the 14-15 age group. Since then White has represented the United States at two ITU Triathlon Junior World Championships where she finished 44th (Gamagori, Japan, 2005) and 39th (Lausanne, Switzerland, 2006). White has also competed in two ITU Duathlon Junior World Championships which included a 4th place finish in 2006.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Yang Tae-Young (born July 8, 1980, Seoul) is a South Korean 2004 Olympic medalist in artistic gymnastics. Yang made his World Gymnastics Championships debut in 2001, competing with the eighth-place South Korean team in Ghent. He also participated in the 2003 Worlds in Anaheim, where he helped the Korean squad qualify a full team to the 2004 Olympics with a twelfth-place finish. Yang also competed in the all-around final in Anaheim, placing twelfth. At the 2004 Olympics, Yang contributed to the Korean team's fourth place finish, placed tenth on high bar, and won a bronze medal in the all-around. He won a bronze medal at the team event in the 2006 Asian Games. Yang is perhaps best known for being one of the athletes involved in a major judging scandal at the 2004 Olympics. In the all-around, Yang finished third, behind his teammate Kim Dae-Eun and American Paul Hamm.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Rachid Ghanmouni (born 1 January 1978) is a Moroccan long-distance runner. He was born in Rich, Rachidia. He finished thirteenth in the marathon race at the 2003 World Championships in a personal best time of 2:10:56 hours. He also competed at the 2004 Olympic Games, but did not finish. He finished 27th at the 2003 World Half Marathon Championships and 34th at the 2004 World Half Marathon Championships. His personal best times are 2:09:11 in the marathon, achieved in April 2006 in the Paris Marathon, and 1:01:36 hours in the half marathon, achieved in April 2003 in Safi.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Rachid Ziar (born 15 November 1973) is a retired Algerian long-distance runner who specialized in the marathon. He finished 24th at the 1999 World Half Marathon Championships, 19th at the 2001 World Half Marathon Championships and 18th at the 2003 World Championships. He also competed at the 2004 Olympic Games, but did not finish the race. His personal best times were 1:01:30 hours in the half marathon, achieved in September 1999 in Uijeongbu, and 2:09:54 hours in the marathon, achieved in April 2002 in the Paris Marathon.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Ruhan I im (born 5 June 1970) is a retired Turkish pole vaulter. He competed at the 1990 European Championships and the 2000 Summer Olympics without reaching the final. His personal best jump was 5.70 metres, achieved in June 2000 in Jonesboro. He formerly concentrated on the 110 metres hurdles. He competed at the 1991 World Championships, but failed to finish his race. Pole vaulting is an athletic field event in which a person uses a long, flexible pole (which today is usually made either of fiberglass or carbon fiber) as an aid to leap over a bar. Pole jumping competitions were known to the ancient Greeks, as well as the Cretans and Celts. It has been a full medal event at the Olympic Games since 1896 for men and since 2000 for women.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Sergey Kriyanin (born February 9, 1971) is a Russian cross country skier who has been competing since 1995. He won a bronze medal in the 50 km event at the 2001 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Lahti. Kriyanin's best finish at the Winter Olympics was an eighth in the 30 km freestyle mass start in 2002. He also won two 50 km events in his career in Russia in 1999 and 2001. The FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2001 took place February 15 25, 2001 in Lahti, Finland for a record sixth time, previous events being held in 1926, 1938, 1958, 1978 and 1989.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Paul Lim Leong Hwa known simply as Paul Lim (born 25 January 1954 in Singapore) is a professional darts player who will be best remembered for being the first player to hit a perfect nine-dart finish during the Embassy World Professional Darts Championship in 1990 which remained the only televised 9-dart game to have been achieved in either version of the world championships until 2009, where Raymond van Barneveld hit one against Jelle Klaasen in the quarter-final of the 2009 PDC World Darts Championship.