Powered From Within will motivate runners and triathletes of all levels.
Stories include profiles of two-time Ironman world champion Craig
Alexander and his preparations for Kona 2009; three-time Paralympian and
runner Gerrard Gosens; Ron Stuart who became a steeplechase world
champion in his 60s after injury and polio halted his ambitions as a
young athlete; Kate Rowe who became an Ironman 70.3 world champion in
her 50s after taking out a $25,000 loan to fulfill her dream; and Bernie
Millett who at the age of 67 runs a 3:16 marathon. Top running coaches
Dave Scott-Thomas and Kevin Smith provide advice on marathon training.
Age-group triathletes reveal their strategies to gain a mental advantage
on race day. Female triathletes discuss their approach to the sport.
"I love to read books about running - in fact, I just finished Haruki Murakami's What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, which I recommend - and this one was no exception." - judge for the 18th annual Writer's Digest international self-published book awards
"The author skillfully allows the athletes their own voice and the interviews are informative, inspiring and well paced. I very much enjoyed this book." - Anthony Donnelly, 3:03 marathoner and multiple Ironman finisher.
"Loved this collection of well-written stories. ... all these stories demonstrate the passion and motivation that makes a sporting lifestyle so much fun. Some amazing characters too. ... A great read!" - Stephen Elliott, eight-time Ironman finisher.