• 26 Marathons
    26 Marathons
    When four-time Olympian Meb Keflezighi ran his final marathon in New York City on November 5, 2017, it marked the end of an extraordinary distance-running career. Meb will be remembered as the only person in history to win both the Boston and New York City marathons as well as an Olympic marathon silver medal. Meb's last marathon was also his 26th, and each of those 26 marathons has come with its own unique challenges, rewards, and outcomes for him. Through focused narrative, Meb describes key moments and triumphs that made each marathon a unique learning experience and shows runners--whether recreational or professional--how to apply the lessons he's learned to their own running and lives. Chronologically organized by marathon, 26 Marathons offers wisdom Meb has gleaned about life, family, identity, and faith in addition to tips about running, training, and nutrition. Equal parts inspiration and practical advice, this book will provide readers an inside look at the life and success of one of the greatest runners living today.

    ISBN: 9781635652888
    Publication date: 19/03/2019
    Price: $48.00
    Author: Keflezighi, Meb
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $48.00
  • Open Side
    Open Side
    `A terrific book. No one put their body on the line quite like Sam Warburton.'
    Brian O'Driscoll

    `It was an absolute privilege to play against Sam. An inspiring leader with an equally inspiring story to tell.'
    Jonny Wilkinson

    Sam Warburton OBE was not only a titan of Welsh rugby, but an icon of the game. Having represented his country as a player and team captain at all junior levels, he propelled himself to international attention in 2011 when named as the youngest ever captain of Wales for the Rugby World Cup.

    Despite his tender age, Sam's immense displays for club and country were recognised still further in April 2013, when, at just 24, he was named the Lions' captain for the extraordinary 2013 tour to Australia. Four years later, after a year `in the wilderness', Sam was named Lions' captain yet again for the historic tour to New Zealand, thereby becoming the first ever Lions Captain never to lose a series in the professional era.

    Intelligent, calm, thoughtful - in many ways seemingly the exact opposite of the smash and crash of modern rugby - Warburton's edge never came with his size, but with his depth of thought, his reading of movement, and his understanding that, to be a uniquely successful leader, one needs to set goals that far exceed the ambitions of even the most ferocious of opponents. In leading other men, and in pitting himself against the world's best, Warburton was forced repeatedly to push himself to the very edge of his physiological and mental limits, the 21 significant injuries over that period a painful testament to his sacrifice.

    Open Side is therefore not simply a chronology of events or a celebration of statistics. Written in a compelling but soul searching style, this is an astoundingly personal book exploring the nature of leadership, the value of self-control, the precision of mindset and of course the future of the game. It is also a deeply personal meditation on the sacrifice of body, the torment of injury and the pain of retirement, a decision Sam was forced to make in July 2018, at just 29 years old.

    Never before has a rugby autobiography given such intimate access not only to the realities of the dressing room and the heroes and villains of the modern game, but to the unique mindset required to make someone a genuinely great leader of men.

    ISBN: 9780008336585
    Publication date: 19/09/2019
    Price: $36.99
    Author: Warburton, Sam
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $36.99
  • Rise and Fall of Steve Smith's Men
    Rise and Fall of Steve Smith's Men
    He was top of the world, with numbers bettered only by Don Bradman – then captain Steve Smith led his Australian team into a cheating scandal that stunned cricket. Media exploded and million-dollar contracts were torn up. Australia’s prime minister expressed the public anger and disappointment: ‘Our cricketers are role models, and cricket is synonymous with fair play.’

    But there was more to the story than the actions of a few young men. A tangle of personality, politics and culture had led them to this point.

    Geoff Lemon witnessed that story from commentary boxes and press conferences, and was there in South Africa for its final act. This is a frank, fearless and often humorous account of the path from Ashes high to Cape Town low, from someone who watched it all unfold.

    ISBN: 9781743795095
    Publication date: 01/11/2018
    Price: $32.99
    Author: Lemon, Geoff
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.99
  • Strong
    Strong
    Actress and top model Elsa Pataky is well known for her passion for exercise and wellbeing. A superstar in her native Spain and in the US, and now embraced wholeheartedly in her new home of Australia, Elsa frequently graces the covers of magazines around the world - for both fitness and fashion - and what journalists (and readers) most often want to know are her secrets to good health, energy and an incredibly toned and strong physique.

    Now for the first time, Elsa reveals her approach to building strength - of body and mind - as a strong mind, body and diet form Elsa's key building blocks to achieving ultimate health and vitality. In Strong Elsa shares simple ways to overcome mind-traps and other challenges; tips on managing cravings and sore muscles; her favourite high-intensity exercise circuits that can be done in the comfort of your own home with minimal equipment; straightforward and sensible nutrition advice to support your fitness program and fuel your body; and delicious, healthy recipes the whole family will love.

    This is your guidebook on how live to a balanced and healthy life. So be inspired to make change today, and get Strong

    ISBN: 9781760782139
    Publication date: 26/11/2019
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Pataky, Elsa
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.99
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