- Introduction -- Risk-taking, self-sabotage and the myth of genius -- The science of suffering -- The pawn, the goal king and the power of consistency -- The Postman, the taliswoman and the potency of teamwork -- Driven -- The maverick, the choirboy and riding the torpedo -- The pressure and the pain -- Riding with the punches, idol talk and going all in -- The man-beater, the missile and the power of obsession -- Stress-buffering, affiliation and feeling the love -- The luck of the bounce and being too small to fail -- Untouchable -- Epilogue.
- "From an early age Alistair Brownlee has been obsessed with being the very best, and not just improving his sporting performance across his three specialist triathlon disciplines of swimming, cycling and running, but also understanding how a winner becomes a dominant champion. Winning gold in consecutive Olympic Games has only strengthened this need and desire. Over the last 4 years Alistair has been on a journey to learn from the best, talking to elite figures across multiple sports as well as leading thinkers and scientists, to understand what enabled these remarkable individuals to rise to the very top, and to push the limits of human capability in their relentless pursuit of perfection. Alistair uses these fascinating interviews, along with extensive research, to explore a range of sports and environments athletics, cycling, football, rugby, horseracing, hockey, cricket, golf, motor racing, snooker, swimming and ultra-running to reveal how talent alone is never enough and how hard work, pain, pressure, stress, risk, focus, sacrifice, innovation, reinvention, passion, ruthlessness, luck, failure and even a lockdown can all play a crucial part in honing a winning mentality and achieving sustained success"--Publisher's description
- 000829528X (hardcover)
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- Dorothy V. Harris Libraries Endowment
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