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.
Good book. Very informative.
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!
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.