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Finding Ultra

445 ratings

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Finding Ultra is Rich Roll's incredible but true account of achieving one of the most awe-inspiring midlife physical transformations ever. One cool evening in October 2006, the night before he was to turn 40, Rich experienced a chilling glimpse of his future. Nearly 50 pounds overweight at the time and unable to climb the stairs without stopping, he could see where his current sedentary lifestyle was taking him. Plunging into a new way of eating that made processed foods off-limits and prioritized plant nutrition and daily training, Rich morphed - in a matter of mere months - from out-of-shape midlifer to endurance machine. Ninety days into his physical overhaul, Rich left the house to embark on a light jog and found himself running a near marathon. It was time to scale up his goals. Finding Ultra recounts Rich's remarkable journey to the elite Ultraman World Championship competition, which pits the world's fittest humans against each other in a 320-mile ordeal of swimming, biking, and running. Following that test, Rich conquered an even greater one: the Epic5 Challenge - five Ironman-distance triathlons, each on a different Hawaiian island, all completed in less than a week. But this is much more than an edge-of-the-seat look at a series of jaw-dropping athletic feats and much more than a practical training manual for those who would attempt a similar transformation. Yes, Rich's account rivets, and yes, it instructs, providing information that will be invaluable to anyone who wants to change their physique; but this book is most notable as a powerful testament to human resiliency, for as we learn early on, Rich's childhood posed numerous physical and social challenges, and his early adulthood featured a fierce battle with alcoholism. Ultimately, Finding Ultra is a beautifully written portrait of what willpower can accomplish. It challenges all of us to rethink what we're capable of and urges us, implicitly and explicitly, to go for it. This revised and updated edition of Finding Ultra includes a new and original foreword, a bonus chapter, and updated resources. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2018 Rich Roll (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
Available on Audible
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Operation Ironman

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Operation Ironman follows George Mahood's hilarious and inspiring journey from a hospital bed to an Ironman triathlon. After major back surgery, George set himself the ultimate challenge: A 2.4 mile swim A 112 mile bike ride And a 26.2 mile run All to be completed within 16 hours He couldn't swim more than a length of front crawl, he had never ridden a proper road bike, he had not run further than 10k in 18 months...and he had never worn Lycra. He had four months to prepare. Could he do it?

©2015 George Mahood (P)2020 George Mahood

Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
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80/20 Triathlon

17 ratings

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A breakthrough program for triathletes - beginner, intermediate, and advanced - showing how to balance training intensity to maximize performance - from a fitness expert and elite coach. Cutting-edge research has proven that triathletes and other endurance athletes experience their greatest performance when they do 80 percent of their training at low intensity and the remaining 20 percent at moderate to high intensity. But the vast majority of recreational triathletes are caught in the so-called "moderate-intensity rut", spending almost half of their time training too hard - harder than the pros. Training harder isn't smarter; it actually results in low-grade chronic fatigue that prevents recreational athletes from getting the best results.  In 80/20 Triathlon, Matt Fitzgerald and David Warden lay out the real-world and scientific evidence, offering concrete tips and strategies, along with complete training plans for every distance - sprint, Olympic, half-Ironman, and Ironman - to help athletes implement the 80/20 rule of intensity balance. Benefits include reduced fatigue and injury risk, improved fitness, increased motivation, and better race results. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2018 Matt Fitzgerald and David Warden (P)2018 Hachette Audio

Narrator: David Warden
Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
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The Brave Athlete

36 ratings

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The Brave Athlete solves the 13 most common mental conundrums athletes face in their everyday training and in races. You don't have one brain - you have three; your ancient Chimp brain that keeps you alive, your modern Professor brain that navigates the civilized world, and your Computer brain that accesses your memories and runs your habits (good and bad). They fight for control all the time and that's when bad things happen; you get crazy nervous before a race, you choke under pressure, you quit when the going gets tough, you make dumb mistakes, you worry about how you look. What if you could stop the thoughts and feelings you don't want? What if you could feel confident, suffer like a hero, and handle any stress? You can. The Brave Athlete from Dr. Simon Marshall and Lesley Paterson will help you take control of your brain so you can train harder, race faster, and better enjoy your sport. Dr. Marshall is a sport psychology expert who trains the brains of elite professional athletes. Paterson is a three-time world champion triathlete and coach. Together, they offer this innovative brain training guide that is the first to draw from both clinical science and real-world experience with athletes. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2017 Simon Marshall and Lesley Paterson (P)2017 Tantor

Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
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Triathlon for Beginners

4 ratings

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Are you thinking about getting into triathlon or doing your first race? Have you finished a couple of races and are keen to improve your performance? Triathlon training and racing can be daunting and confusing. Many beginners are a little intimidated by everybody else who looks like they know what they are doing and have all the gear. Triathlon for Beginners is an easy-to-understand and insightful book packed with practical training tips and strategies, nutrition advice, how to develop mental toughness, and advice on triathlon gear you need. It will help you: Understand the sport of triathlon and how it works Develop a training plan that simplifies your season Train effectively, so you minimize the risk of getting injured Avoid making mistakes that cost a lot of time and money Help you feel confident when you are on the start line Decide what race length is best for you, from sprint to Ironman Buy the right triathlon kit to suit your ability and your aspirations A personal note from the author: This book is gathered from years of training and racing, not only from my triathlon experience but from the experiences of champions. I have trained with and raced with elite athletes and winners from all over the world, but I also started out not knowing what I was doing and was scared to death when I did my first race. I wish I had this book when I started out. I would have saved myself a lot of heartache and stress! I wrote this to help all triathlon rookies get over their nerves and enjoy this fantastic sport. Triathlon for Beginners is a complete start-to-finish guide that covers all areas of training and racing, including what you need to know and how to begin; how to understand the jargon of the sport; training rules and techniques; swimming, cycling, and running techniques; race etiquette; and how to get faster and better performances.

©2012 Dan Golding (P)2016 Dan Golding

Narrator: John Gagnepain
Author: Dan Golding
Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
Available on Audible
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My Year of Running Dangerously

8 ratings

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As a journalist whose career spans three decades, CNN correspondent Tom Foreman has reported from the heart of war zones, riots, and natural disasters. He has interviewed serial killers and been in the line of fire. But the most terrifying moment of his life didn't occur on the job - it occurred at home, when his 18-year-old daughter asked, "How would you feel about running a marathon with me?" My Year of Running Dangerously is Foreman's journey through four half marathons, three marathons, and one 55-mile race. What started as an innocent request from his daughter quickly turned into a rekindled passion for long-distance running - for the training, the camaraderie, the defeats, and the victories. Told with honesty and humor, Foreman's account captures the universal fears of aging and failure alongside the hard-won moments of triumph, tenacity, and going further than you ever thought possible.

©2015 Tom Foreman (P)2015 Tantor

Narrator: Tom Foreman
Author: Tom Foreman
Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
Available on Audible
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Finding Ultra

51 ratings

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An incredible but true account of achieving one of the most awe-inspiring midlife physical transformations ever In October 2006, the night before he was to turn forty, Rich experienced a chilling glimpse of his future. Nearly fifty pounds overweight and unable to climb the stairs without stopping, he saw where his sedentary lifestyle was taking him. Most of us look the other way when granted such a moment of clarity, but not Rich. Plunging into a new way of eating that made processed foods off limits and prioritized plant nutrition and daily training, Rich morphed—in mere months—from out-of-shape midlifer to endurance machine. Ninety days into his physical overhaul, Rich left the house for a light jog and found himself running a near marathon. It was time to scale up his goals. How many of us take up a sport at age forty and compete for the title of the world’s best within two years? Finding Ultra recounts Rich’s remarkable journey to the starting line of the elite Ultraman World Championship competition, which pits the world’s fittest humans against each other in a 320-mile ordeal of swimming, biking, and running. Following that test, Rich conquered an even greater one: the Epic5 Challenge—five Ironman-distance triathlons, each on a different Hawaiian island, all completed in less than a week. This is more than an inside look at a series of jaw-dropping athletic feats or a practical training manual for those who would attempt a similar transformation. Yes, Rich’s account rivets and instructs, providing information that will be invaluable to anyone who wants to change their physique; but this book is most notable as a powerful testament to human resiliency, for as we learn early on, Rich’s life has posed numerous physical and social challenges, including a fierce battle with alcoholism. Ultimately Finding Ultra is a beautifully written portrait of what willpower can accomplish. It challenges us to rethink what we’re capable of and urges us, implicitly and explicitly, to “go for it.” PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2012 Richard David Roll (P)2012 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Rich Roll
Author: Rich Roll
Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
Available on Audible
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You Are an Ironman

7 ratings

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As he did so masterfully in his New York Times best seller The Gatekeepers, Jacques Steinberg creates a compelling portrait of people obsessed with reaching a life-defining goal. In this instance, the target is an Ironman triathlon---a 2.4-mile open-water swim followed by a 112-mile bike ride, then finally a 26-mile marathon run, all of which must be completed in no more than 17 hours. Steinberg focuses not on the professional who live off the prize money and sponsorships, but on a handful of triathletes who regard the sport as a hobby. Vividly capturing the grueling preparation, the suspense of completing each event of the triathlon, and the spectacular feats of human endurance, Steinberg plumbs the physical and emotional toll as well as the psychological payoff of the participants of the Ford Ironman Arizona 2009. His You Are an Ironman is both a riveting sports narrative and a fascinating, behind-the-scenes study of what makes these athletes keep going.

©2011 Jacques Steinberg (P)2011 Tantor

Narrator: Kirby Heyborne
Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
Available on Audible
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Triathlon Swimming Foundations: A Straightforward System for Making Beginner Triathletes Comfortable and Confident in the Water

1 rating

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Of all three disciplines in triathlon, swimming is the one dreaded the most by age-group triathletes, many of whom have had little formal experience in the water. Fortunately, of the three sports, swimming might be the easiest in which to make improvements. Triathlon Swimming Foundations provides a simple, straightforward system developed By a triathlete for triathletes, allowing them to become comfortable and confident in the water using a system of triathlon-specific drills and techniques.  Triathletes who follow this program are sure to breathe easily in the water without panic, eliminate sinking legs, gain previously elusive speed, and swim smoothly in a triathlon from the start line right into transition, with plenty of energy left to take on the rest of the race.   “Triathlon Taren” Gesell is a triathlete who has become known for his wildly popular Triathlon Taren YouTube page, Instagram account and podcast, where he shares tips, tricks, hacks and time-tested knowledge to help age-groupers get to their start lines confident and their finish lines strong. Based in Winnipeg, Canada, Triathlon Taren is also the head coach of Team Trainiac, a training platform supporting a growing community of triathletes from all around the world.

©2019 Taren Gesell (P)2020 Taren Gesell

Narrator: Taren Gesell
Length: 2 hrs and 36 mins
Available on Audible
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Can't Swim, Can't Ride, Can't Run

2 ratings

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Shortlisted for Best New Writer of the Year - The British Sports Book Awards 2012 This book is both a lesson in true grit and determination, but its goal is one that is attainable. Andy isn't a sporting superstar, he holds down a nine-to-five job and all the pressures that go with it; he isn’t blessed with speed and talent; there are no multi-million pound sponsorship deals; yet this remarkable "common man" is inspiring in a way that some of today’s sporting superstars have forgotten how to be. You wouldn’t recognize Andy in the street, yet his story provides valuable lessons to us all: "Never give up" and "Anything is possible".

©2011 Andy Holgate (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Author: Andy Holgate
Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
Available on Audible
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Iron Cowboy - Redefine Impossible

2 ratings

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Iron Cowboy is an endurance memoir in the tradition of Dean Karnazes’s Ultramarathon Man - a lifetime’s worth of intensely lived experience packed into 20 riveting chapters. Listeners will discover the secret to redefining their own goals and achieving great success. When James Lawrence (aka the Iron Cowboy) announced his plan to complete 50 full-distance triathlons in 50 consecutive days in all 50 states, the only person who believed that he could pull it off was James himself (and his wife, Sunny). An Ironman consists of a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride, and a 26.2-mile run. In Lawrence’s case, he would have to complete those distances and then make it to the next state in time to do it all over again the next day. Even Lawrence’s coach didn’t think he could do it; he penciled in another event the day Lawrence was supposed to complete the challenge.  But with the support of Sunny and their five children in tow, and with grassroots support conjured always at the last minute via Facebook, Lawrence accomplished exactly what he set out to do. Iron Cowboy is the story of Lawrence’s herculean 50-day journey and all the wonderful, miserable, and life-threatening events that happened along the way, as well as a glance at his life leading up to the mission, and winning two prior world records.  Lawrence holds two world records in the Guinness Book of World Records: one for completing 22 half-Ironmans in one year (2010) and one for completing 30 full Ironmans in one year (2012). In 2015, he set a record for completing 50 Ironman distances in 50 states in 50 days. Through social media and press, Lawrence was able to find fans in each state - anywhere from three to 500 people - to complete some of the Ironman alongside him, and supporters were invited to join him for the Iron Cowboy 5k (the last 3.1 miles of James’s marathon); for his last Ironman in his home state of Utah, more than 3,500 people showed up. Along the way, Lawrence survived tropical storms, internal bleeding, hypothermia, hyperthermia, dehydration, nerve damage, infected foot blisters, a blood-clot scare, extreme sleep deprivation (he only got four to five hours of sleep each night), and a bike crash!

©2017 James Lawrence (P)2019 James Lawrence

Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
Available on Audible
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Triathlon for the Every Woman

2 ratings

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You Are a Badass for aspiring triathletes: a practical and inspiring guide to getting off the couch and on the trail to race your first - or 50th - triathlon When Meredith Atwood first shared her journey from tired, overworked wife and mom to successful triathlete, her story resonated with women everywhere, online at SwimBikeMom.com and in the first edition of Triathlon for the Every Woman. Now with her own IRONMAN finishes, experience, and triathlon coaching expertise, Meredith is back with even more wisdom. In this fully revised edition, Atwood not only shares how she went from the couch to an IRONMAN 70.3 triathlon in just over a year, but also shares the latest expertise from coaches, nutritionists, and athletes on each component of the triathlon: swimming, biking, and running. With compact training plans, the most current nutrition advice, updated resources, and the latest information on long-distance racing, this new edition has all you need to make your triathlon goals a reality. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Meredith Atwood (P)2019 Hachette Audio

Narrator: Meredith Atwood
Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
Available on Audible
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Triathlon Bike Foundations

1 rating

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Triathlon Bike Foundations will help any new triathlete feel strong right up until the end of the bike, and be fresh for the run, with just two workouts a week!  Between choosing the right equipment, unfamiliar body positioning, and still needing to be able to run after riding in a race, many athletes feel overwhelmed and don't know where to start with the triathlon bike.  Triathlon Bike Foundations is written by a triathlete for triathletes. It will guide athletes in picking the right equipment on any budget and making sure their bikes are set up to be as comfortable as possible.  “Triathlon Taren” Gesell is a triathlete who helps hundreds of thousands of new triathletes feel confident at the start line and strong at the finish line through his wildly popular Triathlon Taren YouTube channel, Instagram account, and podcast. Based in Winnipeg, Canada, Triathlon Taren is also the head coach and founder of TeamTrainiac.com, an online training platform supporting a solid community of triathletes from all around the world, where he shares tips, tricks, hacks and time-tested knowledge.

©2019 Taren Gesell (P)2019 Taren Gesell

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Length: 3 hrs and 46 mins
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Triathlon Running Foundations

2 ratings

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Forget what you might have been told; triathlon running is not like typical running. The triathlon run comes after a swim and a bike. The training, pacing, and technique requirements are very different from regular running. But this isn’t what triathletes have been told. Fortunately, with the right kind of run training, the triathlon run doesn’t have to be a long, painful slog with a stumble to the finish. Triathlon Running Foundations provides the specific information athletes need in order to feel strong for every step of the run, all the way to the finish. For anyone who has ever said they dread the run, can't seem to improve, get injured, or feel like they’re “just not built to run” - this book will be the solution! "Triathlon Taren" Gesell is a triathlete who has become known for his wildly popular YouTube channel, Instagram account, and podcast, where he shares tips, tricks, hacks, the latest scientific findings and time-tested knowledge to help people get to their start lines confident and their finish lines strong. Based in Winnipeg, Canada, Taren is also the head coach of TeamTrainiac (teamtrainiac.com), a training platform supporting a growing community of triathletes from all around the world.

©2020 P05T Inc. (P)2020 P05T Inc.

Narrator: Taren Gesell
Author: Taren Gesell
Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
Available on Audible
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Iron War

8 ratings

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The 1989 Ironman World Championship was the greatest race ever in endurance sports. In a spectacular duel that became known as the Iron War, the world's two strongest athletes raced side by side at world-record pace for a grueling 139 miles. Driven by one of the fiercest rivalries in triathlon, Dave Scott and Mark Allen raced shoulder to shoulder through Ironman’s 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike race, and 26.2-mile marathon. After 8 punishing hours, both men would demolish the previous record - and cross the finish line a mere 58 seconds apart. In his new book, Iron War, sports journalist Matt Fitzgerald writes a riveting epic about how Allen and Scott drove themselves and each other through the most awe-inspiring race in sports history. Iron War goes beyond the pulse-pounding race story to offer a fascinating exploration of the lives of the world’s two toughest men and their unquenchable desire to succeed. Weaving an examination of mental resolve into a gripping tale of athletic adventure, Iron War is a soaring narrative of two champions and the paths that led to their stunning final showdown.

©2011 Matt Fitzgerald (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
Available on Audible
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Triathlon: Winning at 70.3

1 rating

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Triathlon: Winning at 70.3 is dedicated to all triathletes who are thinking about stepping up to the middle distance. 70.3 Half Ironman training requires quite a different approach to the shorter distances, and to be successful, a more professional approach to training is required. Do not set yourself up for failure on race day! Simply doubling your Olympic distance training will not work. Those who do this will struggle. Do not be one of these! This comprehensive book will give you a specific road map to 70.3 triathlon training and help you properly prepare for your event. It will include race day nutrition strategies, goal setting tips, help you find your ideal race weight, help you train at the right intensity, understand exactly how much fluid to drink, recovery strategies of the pros, strength training strategies that work, and much more. 70.3 triathlon is a serious step up and preparation is key. Luckily if you do it right, 70.3 training is something that you can fit into a busy life, help you get in the best shape of your life, and succeed. Remove the guesswork and learn what the pros do. This book will cover: How to develop a specific 70.3 training plan that will super charge your race results Advanced recovery strategies so you can train just as hard the following day and not burn out through the season How to prevent injury and maintain a healthy body Learn exactly how much to eat and drink on race day so you avoid costly nutrition mistakes Develop incredible strength in the key muscle groups Summon your mental toughness and inner warrior

©2016 Dan Golding (P)2016 Dan Golding

Narrator: John Gagnepain
Author: Dan Golding
Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
Available on Audible
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Using Mental Toughness Training for Triathlons

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Using Mental Toughness Training for Triathlons will significantly change how hard you can push yourself mentally and emotionally through visualization techniques taught in this book. Want to be the best? To be the best you have to train physically and mentally to your maximum capacity. Visualizing is commonly thought of as an activity that cannot be quantified which makes it harder to see if you are improving or making a difference, but in reality visualizing will increase your chances of success much more than any other activity. You will learn three visualization techniques that are proven to improve your performance under any situation. These are: Motivational visualization techniques. Problem solving visualization techniques Goal oriented visualization techniques. These triathlon visualization techniques will help you: Win more often. Become mentally tougher. Outlast the competition. Get to the next level. Recover faster and train longer. Why aren't more people using visualizations to enhance their performance in triathlons? There are a number of reasons but the truth is most people have never tried it before and are afraid to try something new. Others don't think that improving their mental capacity will make a difference but they are wrong. Visualizing is hard work and requires constant practice which is why only the best do it and take all the glory. Be the best you can be by pushing yourself to your mental limit using visualizations.

©2015 Correa Media Group (P)2015 Correa Media Group

Narrator: Andrea Erickson
Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
Available on Audible
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Life's Too Short to Go So F*cking Slow

12 ratings

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Susan and Carlos were unlikely friends. She was a young, overweight college professor and a bit of a trainwreck - juggling a divorce, a pack-a-day habit, and hiding empty boxes of wine under her bed. He was her boss, an Ironman triathlete, with life figured out. She was a whiner, he was a hard-ass. He had his shit together, she most assuredly did not. Trash-talking workouts, breakdowns, a devastating diagnosis - this heartwarming story of training buddies reveals a deep and abiding friendship that traversed life, sport, and everything in between. Their journey reveals the inspiring power of sports and friendship to change lives forever. Amusing and poignant, Life's Too Short to Go So F--king Slow is about running and triathlon, growth and heartbreak, and an epic friendship that went the distance.

©2017 Susan Lacke (P)2018 Tantor

Narrator: Amy McFadden
Author: Susan Lacke
Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
Available on Audible
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The Triathlete's Training Bible

3 ratings

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The Triathlete’s Training Bible is the best-selling and most comprehensive guide for aspiring and experienced triathletes. Joe Friel is the most trusted coach in the world, and his proven triathlon training program has helped hundreds of thousands find success in the sport of triathlon. Joe has completely rewritten this new fourth edition of The Triathlete's Training Bible to incorporate new training principles and help athletes train smarter than ever. The Triathlete’s Training Bible equips triathletes of all abilities with every detail they must consider when planning a season, lining up a week of workouts, or preparing for race day. With this audio edition, Joe will guide you to develop your own personalized triathlon training program and: Become a better swimmer, cyclist, and runner Train with the right intensity and volume Gain maximum fitness from every workout Make up for missed workouts and avoid overtraining Adapt your training plan based on your progress and conflicts Build muscular endurance with a new approach to strength training Improve body composition with smarter nutrition The Triathlete’s Training Bible is the best-selling book on tri-training ever published. Get stronger, smarter, and faster with this newest audio version of the bible of the sport. The Triathlete's Training Bible is narrated by Brian Arens, an Audible listener favorite. All figures, workouts, and training plans described in this audiobook are included in the supplementary PDF. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2016 Joe Friel (P)2019 Echo Point Books & Media, LLC

Narrator: Brian Arens
Author: Joe Friel
Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
Available on Audible
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How to Run Faster

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Have you ever wanted to boost your running speed? How to Run Faster will reveal proven techniques that will give you the winning advantage. It really doesn't matter whether you're a sprinter or a runner working towards 5K, 10K, half-marathon, or full-marathon distances. How to Run Faster offers you effective and powerful methods that will quickly deliver amazing results. Topics covered in this exclusive book include: Discover how fast is fast enough Why gradients and speed training are essential to your success How to increase your speed and endurance using simple techniques How you can double your running speed within one month of practice Why should you never be out of breath and how to avoid this barrier to your success How to maintain pin-sharp focus while running How to use rest days so that you can run faster When is the best time to eat to maximize your results Which foods should you be eating for increased success Improved performance using footwear secrets And much, much more! Don't worry. None of the lessons in this book require a PhD. These are simple strategies that will get you immediate results. You'll love implementing them and tracking your results. Every day that you are not correctly training for speed, you are missing out on the amazing feeling of accomplishment every time you cross the finishing line. All this can be yours. In short, this book will help you achieve winning performances.

©2012 Julian Bradbrook (P)2016 Julian Bradbrook

Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
Available on Audible
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A Life Without Limits

17 ratings

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In 2007, Chrissie Wellington shocked the triathlon world by winning the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii. As a newcomer and a complete unknown to the press, Chrissie's win shook up the sport. A Life without Limits is the story of her rise to the top, a journey that has taken her around the world, from a childhood in England, to the mountains of Nepal, to the oceans of New Zealand, to the trails of Argentina, and finally, across the finish line. Wellington's first-hand, inspiring story includes all the incredible challenges she has faced - from anorexia, to near-drowning, to training with a controversial coach. But to Wellington, the drama of the sport also presents an opportunity to improve people's lives. A Life without Limits reveals the heart behind Wellington's success, along with the diet, training, and motivational techniques that keep her going through one of the world's most grueling events.

©2012 Chrissie Wellington (P)2012 Hachette Audio

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To the Finish Line

1 rating

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Chrissie Wellington, the world's number one female Ironman athlete and four-time World Ironman Champion, presents her struggles, wisdom, and experiences gained from her hard-won career as a triathlete. With close to two million core participants, triathlons of various distances and challenges are attracting more participants than ever before. In To the Finish Line, one of the sports' greatest legends brings triathlon to life, with guidance for newbies or experienced athletes to achieve their best triathlons - no matter their ability. Filled with training tips, practical advice, and inside information from a champion, triathletes of all levels can benefit from Wellington's experience and insight. Her book will guide listeners on their own journeys, whether they're sprints or an Ironman, and encourage them to rise to every new challenge. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2017 Chrissie Wellington (P)2017 Hachette Audio

Narrator: Polly Lee
Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
Available on Audible
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OUTPERFORM THE NORM for Running

1 rating

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#1 International Best Selling Book on Amazon! I tried everything. Changing shoes, changing nutrition, changing my running form and changing my training plan. I even prayed to the running gods! It didn't matter. Every time I'd bolt out the door for a run something new would hurt. I was a broken down, frustrated runner. The most common pain was in my calves and I used to joke that you could flip a coin for which one was going to hurt that day. Because of this, I wasn't getting fitter and my times certainly weren't getting faster (in fact, they were getting slower). Running wasn't fun. Even though it seems like only yesterday, that was five years ago. At the time, the more things I changed, the more it felt like I was wasting my time. But slowly my running started to improve. My body felt better...and healthier. I got fitter...and I got faster. I'm an experimenter at heart - I love tinkering with different things and trying to figure out not only what works...but what works the best. In this case, I was after the secret sauce of running. And I believe I've found it.

©2014 Scott Welle (P)2014 Scott Welle

Narrator: Scott Welle
Author: Scott Welle
Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
Available on Audible
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Triathlon Nutrition Foundations

Summary

Most triathletes are well aware of the three main disciplines in triathlon, but there’s a fourth, critical discipline that’s frequently overlooked and causes athletes to underperform, if it’s not properly addressed: Nutrition. Imagine getting through your race feeling strong throughout the entire day, free of cramps, passing dozens or even hundreds of athletes who are fading because they aren’t fueled correctly. This is what a well-executed strategy for race nutrition will allow you to do. Proper triathlon nutrition can be the difference between a personal best and a did not finish. Triathlon Nutrition Foundations teaches you an easy-to-execute system to figure out your exact caloric needs for any race, giving you the best shot at a finish you never imagined was possible. This audiobook provides detailed instructions for how to choose your fuel sources, when to take them, and precisely how much is needed. You’ll have a leg up on your competitors and never again have to worry about a badly-timed bonk during an important race! “Triathlon Taren” Gesell is a triathlete who has become known for his wildly popular YouTube channel, Instagram account, and podcast, where he shares tips, tricks, hacks, the latest scientific findings and time-tested knowledge to help age-groupers get to their start lines confident and their finish lines strong. Based in Winnipeg, Canada, Taren is also the head coach of TeamTrainiac.com, a training platform supporting a growing community of triathletes from all around the world.

©2020 P05t Inc. (P)2020 P05t Inc.

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Length: 2 hrs and 36 mins
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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Runners

Summary

When runners aren't running, they are talking about running, planning their next run, shopping for running. This audiobook contains 101 stories from runners, telling their stories to other runners about. Running - how it has changed their lives, their bodies, and their spirits. Runners will love these inspirational stories of fellow runners challenging themselves, recovering from injuries, and staying motivated. Chicken Soup for the Soul: Runners also includes amazing stories of marathons, camaraderie, and the natural high that comes from this popular sport. It holds plenty of stories for triathletes too, covering swimming and cycling.

©2011 Mark Victor Hansen & Jack Canfield (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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Do Life

Summary

At the age of 22, Ben Davis weighed over 360 pounds. Depressed, addicted to food, and morbidly obese, he thought he’d lost all hope. But after a Christmas Eve conversation with his grandmother, Ben promised himself that he would finally take control of his life.

Ben decided to “do life,” and so can you.

He started running-slowly at first, but as the pounds came off and his outlook on life started to change, he went faster and further. At first, he couldn’t run a mile, but before long he was running five, ten, and then twenty miles at a time. His father and brother joined him, and as a team they ran a marathon and went on to complete one of the hardest physical competitions in the world, the Ironman.

Throughout his journey, Ben captured his transformation in a series of YouTube videos, inspiring countless others around the world to “do life” along with him. In Do Life, Ben shares more of his personal story--from his lifelong struggles with food and obesity to each goal that he set for himself along his journey, including the pitfalls, setbacks, and hard won victories.

But in Do Life, Ben does more than tell his story. He illustrates how you can use his techniques to start living your own life to the fullest, whether that means making a complete transformation, losing weight, or simply running further. Running taught Ben how to “do life” and here he teaches you what he’s learned along the way-how to set aside crippling fear and self-doubt, finally find your smile, and ultimately share it with those around you. By sharing his discovery of what was holding him back and how he was able to push forward, Ben will teach you how to break free from any obstacle and live the life you’ve always wanted.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.    

©2013 Ben Davis (P)2013 Random House Audio

Narrator: Jonny Loquasto
Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
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Conquer Your Fear of the Triathlon Swim

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"A much anticipated resource that offers a concrete path to help triathletes swim with confidence." (USA Triathlon CEO Rocky Harris) End the dread! What if instead of dreading the triathlon swim, it could be your favorite part of the race? This smart, step-by-step guide to conquering triathlon swim fear brings you the product of more than 40 years of experience healing adults with the fear of water. Authors M. Ellen Dash and Ali Meeks unpack for triathletes the most fundamental and far-reaching solution to open-water fear available. For the first time, the groundbreaking mindfulness concepts used to teach beginning adults are matched to the challenges of open water racing to produce a remedy that lasts. Learn exactly what you need in order to achieve a rewarding swim every time.

©2020 Ali Meeks, M. Ellen Dash (P)2020 Ali Meeks, M. Ellen Dash

Narrator: Ali Meeks
Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
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How to Cycle Faster

Summary

Prepare yourself for How to Cycle Faster, which is packed full of proven methods that give rapid and remarkable results. Focus on techniques using established and powerful systems to guarantee success. Now you too can perform like a professional. Soon you will be cycling at speeds faster than you ever thought possible. In this comprehensive book you will discover: How you can measure improvement in your cranking power Why you have to understand the different zones of a pedal stroke Are you a masher or a spinner How to increase cadence What is low cadence work good for What does speedwork mean for you as a cyclist How you can avoid injury and boost endurance with cross training Why is core strength so important to your success What are the super foods for cyclists and how will they help you And so much more It's time for action. I invite you to use this valuable information to unleash the power of your cycling.

©2012 Julian Bradbrook (P)2016 Julian Bradbrook

Length: 1 hr and 43 mins
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The Macca Model

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Are you challenged maintaining balance while incorporating triathlon as a part of your life? What is the secret sauce to those who excel in triathlon? Why does it look so easy for those people who succeed in triathlon - or any aspect of life, for that matter? To answer these questions, we need to look to the best. Chris McCormack is a living example not only of how to create and execute your triathlon goals successfully but also how to maintain life balance, attract positive forces, and live an inspired life of continuous improvement, enjoyment, and contribution for others. But how can Chris or other decorated pros related to you? You will see how The Macca Model has helped elites and age groupers alike. This book examines two-time Hawaii Ironman World Champion Chris McCormack's approach and principles, physical and mental, which have made him successful. The Macca Model has helped men, women, children, and families from all backgrounds from every continent. Now The Macca Model is here to help you. Foreword written by Chris "Macca" McCormack.

©2015 NRC Ventures, LLC (P)2015 NRC Ventures, LLC

Narrator: Mark Stahr
Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
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Triathlon for Women

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Triathlon for Women is dedicated to all women who are either thinking of getting into triathlons or have done a number of races and want to improve. Written by a female athlete who has been a triathlon champion, this comprehensive audiobook covers all you need to know from start to finish. In this audiobook you will learn tons of great information from start to finish, including: How to get started in triathlons How to develop an effective training plan that simplifies your season and your life How to train effectively so you minimize the risk of getting injured How to avoid embarrassing newbie mistakes Know what triathlon gear you actually need How to feel confident on the start line The basics of bike maintenance and other useful specific tips and tools A personal note from the author: When I started racing, I was really scared and did not know what I was doing. I did my first race because a friend entered me in it! After that race I was hooked; I trained using the information I have compiled in this book and won many races. I wish I had had this information when I started racing, as it would have helped me so much, which is why I decided to write it down for all women who want to get to grips with the sport or take time off their personal bests. If you don't think you can do it, trust me - you can! Triathlon for Women is a complete start-to-finish guide that covers all areas of training and racing. It helps demystify triathlons into what you actually need to know to get started and succeed.

©2012 Charlotte Campbell (P)2016 Charlotte Campbell

Narrator: Stef P. Durham
Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
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Surfacing

2 ratings

Summary

In Surfacing, Siri Lindley opens up about her unique celebrity-dappled early life. When and NFL superstar notices her beautiful mother, her idyllic childhood is upended. Glitzy dinner parties and world travel pull her mother away, and Lindley grows up feeling alone and out of place. As her intense loneliness grows into anger, she lashes out against her New England life of privilege. Shy and painfully self-aware, Lindley finds solace in sports, playing field hockey, ice hockey, and lacrosse at Brown University. But when she misses the cut for the US lacrosse team after college, she is left directionless - until a friend invites her to watch a triathlon. Lindley's dream is reignited and she never looks back. Success doesn't come easily. Lindley fails early and often - brutal swim starts, bike equipment failures at key races, grueling workouts - but it's debilitating anxiety that still haunts her. She turns to unconventional Australian coach, Brett Sutton, who helps her tear up her script of self-doubt and transforms her into a world champion. Lindley retires from the sport at the peak of her success, intent on helping athletes realize their own dreams, and finally finds the courage to step out into her true self and find love as a gay woman. Surfacing is the breathtakingly honest book that shares Lindley's daring journey. She is proof that it's never too late to rewrite your own story and change the thoughts, habits and behaviors that hold you back. Surfacing will inspire you as it shows you how to stop being your own worst enemy and start uncovering your potential.

©2016 VeloPress (P)2017 Siri Lindley

Narrator: Siri Lindley
Author: Siri Lindley
Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
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I'm Here to Win

5 ratings

Summary

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.

©2011 Chris McCormack (P)2011 Hachette Audio

Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
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How to Swim Faster

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How to Swim Faster will show you everything you need to know about swimming faster. Once you have learnt how to swim, the next stage is how to swim faster. Discover valuable secrets you must know to quickly achieve success. Swimming lessons will give you the basics. This book will go further than your swimming lessons and give you the winning advantage. Dive into this challenge and make the most of your effort. Discover the techniques used by professionals. Swim faster. Train better. Win more often. Achieve your goals. Topics covered in How to Swim Faster include: What speeds you should be aiming for Techniques to improve your individual strokes Overcoming drag to increase your speed How to increase propulsion A better catch and pull technique What should you do with your recovering hand How often should you include speed work in your training for maximum results How to position yourself for a great dive to give you a lead from the start Outdoor swimming and open water swimming And so much more Do you want to discover how to swim faster? Unlock your potential today by hearing this incredible book.

©2012 Julian Bradbrook (P)2016 Julian Bradbrook

Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
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OUTPERFORM THE NORM for Triathlon

4 ratings

Summary

I don't have a background in triathlon. I was held back in swimming lessons growing up, I didn't own a bike and I only ran if someone was chasing me. In my first triathlon I ever competed in, I got three flat tires, quit the race, and spent 30 minutes crying on the side of the road, waiting for the "sag wagon" to come pick me up. Not the ideal introduction to the sport. Fast forward to the present, where I've completed five Ironman and countless other triathlons. I don't say this to brag or impress you, only to emphasize that if I can do it - anybody can do it. Triathlon has changed my life and I've been privileged to coach 50+ athletes to a 98% PR rate in races ranging from 5Ks to ultra marathons to Ironmans. I've done it through my own trial and error and experiences in what works...and what doesn't. Rest assured - there are a handful of simple, yet essential, tips in triathlon that will make or break your success in the sport. In this book, you get the goods. You'll receive not only the 50 Best Tips ever for Triathlon Swimming, Biking and Running, you'll also have instant access to videos and strategies to: Increase your cycling speed 1-2 MPH immediately Prevent chronic injuries, instead of responding to them Use the 3 keys to peak performance to race your best Beat the heat with hydration and electrolyte replacement Master the setup and execution of your triathlon transitions Stay motivated in training and mentally tough in racing Fuel fat loss and optimize recovery through performance nutrition "Best in Class" equipment and apparel recommendations And much more! It doesn't matter if you're just starting out or if you're an experienced triathlete - this book will maximize your time, energy, fitness, and enjoyment in the sport of triathlon. Grab your copy now!

©2014 Scott Welle (P)2014 Scott Welle

Narrator: Scott Welle
Author: Scott Welle
Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
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Dare to Tri

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The amazing story of TV presenter Louise Minchin's journey from the BBC Breakfast sofa to representing Great Britain at the World Triathlon Championships. This is a warmly written and wonderfully honest adventure through sport that will both entertain and inspire. It started out as a fun BBC Breakfast cycling stunt in 2012 and culminated in Louise Minchin wearing the colours of Team GB at the World Triathlon Championship in 2015. This is the story of how a newly discovered sport became a passion and then an obsession. Dare to Tri: An Adventure in Triathlon charts Louise Minchin's incredible journey as she rediscovers competitive sport after 30 years and takes her first tentative steps as a triathlete. As her performances improve, there's a realisation that representing TeamGB in her age group is a possibility, and the book tells of her plucky attempt to achieve this almost-unthinkable goal. It is an adventure not without its challenges as Louise has to overcome personal nerves, a brutal training regime, the odd bike crash and the occasional drama such as swimming with jellyfish and getting stuck in a loo before a race. Along the way Louise rediscovers the forgotten joys of sport and receives surprising rewards in the form of being an unexpected inspiration to others. There is also the added bonus of newfound respect from her teenage daughters and the realisation of the important role mothers play in inspiring girls to continue to enjoy sport.

©2018 Louise Minchin (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

Narrator: Louise Minchin
Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
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The Inner Runner

2 ratings

Summary

Why are so many people drawn to running? Why is running the most common physical activity? What is it about running that empowers so many people? And how can runners harness that power to create a more meaningful life? The Inner Runner addresses these questions and a whole lot more. This book is not about how to get faster or run a marathon; rather, it explores how the simple act of putting one foot in front of the other helps you harness your creative powers. Learn about the psychological, emotional, cognitive, and spiritual benefits of running and introduce lifestyle changes based on the latest scientific research on running and its effects on hormones and the brain. As a nationally recognized running and fitness coach with a PhD in Exercise Physiology, Jason Karp brings his expertise in science-based coaching to runners of all levels. He believes that running gives you a chance to discover, challenge, and bring out the best in yourself by impacting your creativity, focus, imagination, confidence, and health. Let The Inner Runner help you become not only a better runner, but a more creative, productive, and imaginative person.

©2016 Jason R. Karp (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Narrator: Patrick Lawlor
Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
Available on Audible
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Average to Amazing Triathlon

1 rating

Summary

Average to Amazing Triathlon is a great book for any triathlete who is looking for better results. With the perfect combination and inspiration you will be on the path to greatness. The author Mariana Correa is a former professional athlete and certified sports nutritionist that competed successfully all over the world. She shares years of experience both as an athlete and a coach bringing a priceless perspective. This book goes beyond the subject of Triathlons. It inspires you to excel, and dare to dream beyond your abilities. Every aspect to succeed is explained including mental training, hydration, nutrition and much more. After listening to this book you will be on your way to be healthier, fitter and happier.

©2014 Mariana Correa (P)2014 Mariana Correa

Narrator: Rudi Novem
Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
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#Sponsored

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Are you an amateur athlete considering partnering with a brand to sponsor your athletic pursuits? #Sponsored looks to explain the exciting and highly competitive world of sports sponsorships, including the sponsor-sponsee relationship. Through stories of other athletes and brand liaisons as well as her own journey as an amateur athlete, author Jasmine Chou discusses the sport sponsorship world from the athlete’s standpoint as well as the brand’s perspective. These stories show how beneficial a partnership can be for all parties, while giving some general tips on how to go about pursuing your own sponsorship goals. In this book, you’ll find out:  How Heather Fell transitioned between three different sponsorship relationships  How Lululemon utilized brand ambassadors to expand their business and build successful relationships  How brands like Red Bull have conquered the world of digital content and what it has done for them  And much more! Sponsorship is not about getting something for free. Sponsorship relationships should be developed, negotiated, and strategic so that both parties receive maximum gain. If you are an amateur athlete considering sponsorship, represent a business interested in a more personalized connection with sports, or simply love stories of sports and business, #Sponsored is a must-have addition to your audio library.

©2020 Jasmine Chou (P)2021 Jasmine Chou

Narrator: Jasmine Chou
Author: Jasmine Chou
Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
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