ABOVE AND BEYONDTIM MACK THE POLE VAULT AND THE QUEST FOR OLYMPIC GOLD

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Above And Beyond

Author : Bill Livingston
ISBN : 0873389743
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"Award-winning sports columnist Bill Livingston follows Mack as he practices one of the world's most dangerous and demanding sports. livingston reveals the fascinating subculture of pole vaulting-from Bob Richards, the only man to win Olympic gold twice in pole vaulting; to Sergey Bubka, the most controversial polevaulter ever; to Don Bragg, a rowdy Tarzan-like character who swung on ropes in his backyard to build upper-body strength; to the stirring duel between Mack and Toby Stevenson as they battled for gold in Athens. Readers will discover how Mack struggled and endured, while working in a factory, as a mascot in a bumblebee costume, and as a janitor, and how Mack changed his training and revamped his body and mind in a three-year program that made his AOL user name, Goldnathens, a selffulfilling prophecy."--BOOK JACKET.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Great Book Of Cleveland Sports Lists

Author : Bill Livingston
ISBN : 9780786741694
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Sports talk in America has evolved from small-time barroom banter into a major media smorgasbord that runs 24/7 on TV and radio. With hundreds of billions of dollars generated annually by pro and college teams in major markets nationwide, sports fans across the country are more dedicated than ever to their teams. And when it comes to sports talk—especially all-sports radio—it’s all about entertainment, information, prognostication, analysis, rankings, and endless discussion. Prominent sports-media figures in each of the three target cities—Cleveland, Detroit, and Washington, D.C.—engage in this phenomenon with a compilation of sports lists sure to delight as well as stir up debate within these already-buzzing sports communities. List topics include: • What were the most lopsided trades in local sports history? • Who were the most overrated athletes to play in our town? • What local athlete had the best appearance in TV or film? • What was the most heartbreaking loss in local sports history? • What was the greatest single play in local sports history? • Who are our team’s most hated rivals? • Plus dozens of “guest” lists contributed by famous local sports and entertainment celebrities. With franchises in three of the four major pro sports—the Browns (NFL), the Indians (MLB), and the Cavaliers (NBA)—plus a dedicated following of the Ohio State University athletics, Cleveland’s fans are some of the most rabid and knowledgeable in the country, and Bill Livingston and Greg Brinda are the acknowledged authorities on Cleveland-area sports.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Maggie Vaults Over The Moon

Author : Grant Overstake
ISBN : 1478296879
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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“A Triumph Over Gravity!” Maggie Vaults Over the Moon retells the story of Maggie Steele, a gutsy, grief-stricken farm girl from tiny Grain Valley, Kansas, who pours her broken heart into the daring and dangerous sport of pole-vaulting. Driven by a secret that she dare not share with anyone, Maggie struggles over many obstacles as she attempts to soar waaay higher than her critics think a girl should ever go. Gripping in its portrayal of a teenager's grief and thrilling in its vivid descriptions of the exciting sport of pole-vaulting, Maggie Vaults Over the Moon is an inspiring and uplifting read! The nation's top Pole-Vaulters and Sports Journalists are cheering for Maggie! Team USA 2012 Olympic Pole-Vaulters: “I myself experienced loss when I was a young girl. Sports were my outlet and helped me through some of the hardest times of my life. This book captured me cover to cover. I highly recommend Maggie Vaults Over the Moon!” --Becky Holliday, Team USA Pole-Vaulter, USA Olympic Trials Silver Medalist, and Finalist at the 2012 London Olympics. “Every single person should be able to relate to Maggie in Maggie Vaults Over the Moon. We have all experienced loss, heartache or tragedy, but not all find a way to overcome. It doesn't matter if you are a pole-vaulter, male or female; it's about finding something in which you are passionate and not giving up. Maggie does just that—she finds her passion and it ends up taking her over the moon.” --Jeremy Scott, USA Olympic Trials Silver Medalist and Team USA Pole-Vaulter at the 2012 London Olympics. State Champion High School Girls' Pole-Vaulter: “Maggie's inspirational story will make any girl feel like they can accomplish their dreams. This is a MUST read for any athlete, no matter what sport you compete in.” --Taylor Marie Swanson, 2012 Kansas State High School Pole-Vault Champion. The nation's leading Pole-Vaulters' magazine: “Maggie Vaults Over the Moon shows a touching and realistic perspective of life's changes wrapped into one heartwarming story. It will captivate those who have lost loved ones and imagine being with them again. This inspiring tale celebrates the courage to turn tragedy and loss into something positive, and how the determination to master a sport can heal. The bits of pole vault history, technique, and struggle will keep the attention of vaulters for sure.” --Doug Bouma, Editor, VAULTER Magazine. The nation's foremost Female Sports Journalist and Author: “This inspiring book comes along at a perfect time, on the 40th anniversary of Title IX and in the same year as women athletes dominated the 2012 London Olympics. Girls who play sports and the coaches and families who support them will thoroughly enjoy Grant Overstake's warm, uplifting story. After reading it, we'll all wish we were pole vaulters like Maggie.” --Christine Brennan, USA Today Sports Columnist, ABC News commentator and best-selling author of Inside Edge and Best Seat in the House.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

101 Pole Vaulting Tips And Drills

Author : James Eldridge (Ed.D.)
ISBN : 1606791346
Genre : Vaulting
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101 Pole Vaulting Tips and Drills helps coaches work with beginning, intermediate, and advanced vaulters ages 12 and above to improve their competitive vaulting abilities. The winning tips and drills in the book are based on the best scientific information currently available from the fields of pole vaulting, exercise physiology, and other sport sciences. Topics include coaching safety for practice and competitions, nutrition, training to compete, and much more.
Category: Vaulting

The Fastest Man Alive

Author : Usain Bolt
ISBN : 9781613213230
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A skinny kid from the Jamaican parish of Trelawny, Usain Bolt’s life changed in August 2008 when the Olympic men’s 100-meter starter pistol was followed just 9.69 seconds later by his streak across the finish line and the first of his three gold medals was placed around his neck. In this illustrated celebration of his influences, background, and career trajectory, Bolt shares his story of growing up playing cricket and soccer, and discovering that he could run fast—very fast. He shares stories of his family, friends, and the laidback Jamaican culture, and reveals what makes him tick, where he gets his motivation, and where he takes his inspiration. He tells of the dedication and sacrifices required to get to the top, and also discusses fast food, partying, music, fast cars, and that signature lightning bolt pose.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Redemption

Author : Bryan Clay
ISBN : 9780849948275
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Tells the story of an Olympic decathlete's transformation from a drug-addicted teen in Hawaii to the world champion in the sport, citing his dramatically rediscovered faith and his mother's relentless prayers as his inspiration.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Influence Rev

Author : Robert B. Cialdini
ISBN : 9780688128166
Genre : Business & Economics
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Influence, the classic book on persuasion, explains the psychology of why people say "yes"-and how to apply these understandings. Dr. Robert Cialdini is the seminal expert in the rapidly expanding field of influence and persuasion. His thirty-five years of rigorous, evidence-based research along with a three-year program of study on what moves people to change behavior has resulted in this highly acclaimed book. You'll learn the six universal principles, how to use them to become a skilled persuader-and how to defend yourself against them. Perfect for people in all walks of life, the principles of Influence will move you toward profound personal change and act as a driving force for your success.
Category: Business & Economics

Notable Sports Figures

Author : Dana R. Barnes
ISBN : 0787666289
Genre : Athletes
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This new title takes a close look at significant sports figures from around the globe and throughout history. Covering more than 600 individuals--both those famous for their accomplishments on the field as well as those infamous for their exploits off the field--"Notable Sports Figures includes biographical profiles of athletes, coaches, team executives and media figures from all sports. For each entrant, essays cover early life and personal information, including contact information where available; career in sport; and commentary on the enduring significance of the individual. Other features include an introductory essay discussing the importance of sport in society; a chronology of significant sporting events; an appendix of majot sports awards and championships; and sport, nationality, subject and name indexes.
Category: Athletes

On The Move

Author : Tim Cresswell
ISBN : 9780415952552
Genre : History
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On the Move presents a rich history of one of the key concepts of modern life: mobility. Increasing mobility has been a constant throughout the modern era, evident in mass car ownership, plane travel, and the rise of the Internet. Typically, people have equated increasing mobility with increasing freedom. However, as Cresswell shows, while mobility has certainly increased in modern times, attempts to control and restrict mobility are just as characteristic of modernity. Through a series of fascinating historical episodes Cresswell shows how mobility and its regulation have been central to the experience of modernity.
Category: History

The 1984 Olympic Games

Author : Dick Schaap
ISBN : UOM:39015006192903
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Covering all 260 events in the seven winter and twenty-three summer sports, this retrospective, officially authorized by the United States Olympic Committee, combines photographs with a day-by-day narrative text
Category: Sports & Recreation