I'm Here To Win (Enhanced Edition)

I'm Here To Win (Enhanced Edition)

By Chris McCormack & Tim Vandehey

  • Release Date: 2011-05-23
  • Genre: Sports & Outdoors
Score: 4.5
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Description

This edition of I'M HERE TO WIN is an enhanced e-book with exclusive embedded video from the author.
In I'M HERE TO WIN, Chris "Macca" McCormack opens his playbook and reveals everything it takes-mind, body, and spirit-to become a champion. Now he shares the story of his triumphs and the never-say-die dedication that has made him the world's most successful triathlete.

In 2010, at the age of 37, Macca beat the odds and won the Ford Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii for a second time in what many called the most dramatic finish in the race's history. Macca's journey to athletic greatness is more than just one of physical perseverance. After coming in fourth in Hawaii in 2009, Macca returned to the island on a mission: He was there to win. A game plan containing a new strategic approach to winning brought him first across the finish line.

Chris McCormack has dedicated his life to training for-and winning-the Ironman Hawaii, 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, 26.2 miles, using all their strength and willpower to overcome the incredibly harsh conditions.

In I'M HERE TO WIN Macca provides concrete training advice for everyone-from weekend warriors who casually compete to seasoned veterans who race every week to armchair athletes looking for an extra push-and provides insight into the mind of a great champion with excitement and inspiration on every page.

Reviews

  • Good book. Very informative.

    4
    By Xavier-9803
    This was my first Triathlon book and I chose well. Good read with lots of information and stories. I will recommend! Thanks!
  • I LOVED this book!

    5
    By Angelawinningham
    I learned so much from this book! 1- you HAVE to learn to feel "uncomfortable, AKA suffering) 2- rest is considered a workout 3- race smart! This was the best advice of all, as it applies to the growing group of "older" age group competitors. In triathlon, you can cut chunks from your time by good preparation and using your noggin'. Just because you are in your late 40's does not mean you can't edge out the kids in their early 30's. If it was just swimming or running or biking, probably not, but because it's all 3 WITH transitions, there are many variables. With age comes experience, so use your head. My sister came in 2nd AG IM China in the same race Macca set the course record for 1/2 IM. Many pros did not even finish that race. Thanks Macca!
  • Great read

    5
    By Russell Lauten
    Learned a lot reading macca's book. As an age-grouper there are a lot of tips that he provides relevant to all skill levels. It's also a compelling story of struggle and triumph. Highs and lows of a proven champion. If you love triathlon, this will be a hard book to put down.
  • Triathlete

    5
    By Albert Gaona
    Book was so inspiring and full nice well written , stories. Read it twice.
  • Amazing!

    5
    By Garopr
    As a triathlete do yourself a favor, read this book. It's not only an amazing read, but you will learn a lot from probably the best in the sport.
  • CHRIS...THANK U FOR BEING AN INSPIRATION

    5
    By Stealer13
    For those of you who don't know from my profile, I'm envolved with Special Olympics. The 4 sports that I do are: 1) Basketball 2) Track/Field 3) Softball & 4) Volleyball During my Track/Field season (March-June), I was named Co-Captain, along with another teamate, made to the STATE competition in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. The events that I competed in were the: Pentathlon and the 4X400 Meter Relay. The results were 5th in the Pentathlon, and a GOLD medal in the relay with my teamates. When the race was finished, one of the coaches of the competing teams I was racing against, asked if I was interested in "trying out" for the TEAM WISCONSIN NATIONAL TRACK/FIELD TEAM. I was completely blown away because the chance to compete for this type of honor only comes around every 4 years. Some of the best athletes in Special Olympics never get to go, no matter how many awards they get. The qualifications for getting on the National team is that you have to out perfom the other athletes that are competing for the same spots. If you make it through the "1st elimination", you qualify for the 2nd National Team practice. If you make through this one, YOU ARE OFFICIALLY A MEMBER OF TEAM WISCONSIN. So, last summer, myself and 64 other Wisconsin athletes, representing other sports, made a trip to Lincoln, Nebraska and competed in the 2 events that I competed in @ State the previous year. Here's how it went: Monday-Initiations to see what divison you fall into. Tuesday-Same Wednesday-The "Real Thing". I did the 1st 3 events of the Pentathlon (100 Meter run, Running Long Jump, & Shot Put). Thursday- Initiations for the 4X400 Meter Run. Friday-I did the last 2 events of the Pentathlon (High Jump, and 400 Meter run). Saturday- "The Real Thing" for the 4X400 Meter run. I came, along with my other temates, to WIN. The results: EVERYONE ON THE TRACK/FIELD CAME HOME WITH AT LEAST 2 MEDALS. I was in Division 1 for the Pentathlon and didn't win a SINGLE event throughout the days that I comepeted. I was waiting for the reults of the pentathlon, not even thinking about a MEDAL. Then, a competitor that was also in the Pentathlon, but in a different division, congradulated me on getting a GOLD MEDAL. I asked him "& how do you know this?", he responds with: "It says on the back on your chair" LOL. After this event, I helped my other teamates win a SILVER MEDAL in the relay, losing to arch-rival, MINNESOTA. The moral of the story, is that after my own experience, and learning about what Chris had accomplished, I've learned to never take anything for granite. To always keep your head up, even when facing diversity. That as long as you know you did your best, that you should be happy with how you performed. I might not ever make it on the National (WI) Team again, and so I'm going to relish what I accomplished, just as Chris relishes in all that he's accomplished, because even though we'll never met each, we can both agree that as long as anyone has the determination and the desire to compete, and never GIVE UP, that YOU WILL ALWAYS BE...A CHAMPION!!! Click yes if you agree!!!!
  • what a read!

    5
    By g.andrejs
    Absolutely a must-read for any triathlete. Tons of great information, tips, insight and inspiration. Thanks for the book Macca!

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