Meet and learn why older men and women are passionate about fitness and athletics:
- Don McNelly has completed more than 150 marathons after the age of 80.
- Philippa Raschker has dedicated her life to track and was edged out for the Sullivan Award by swimmer Michael Phelps.
- Clarence Bass, in his 70s, has the polished physique of a man 50 years younger.
Second Wind: The Rise of the Ageless Athlete is an absorbing account of a growing subculture of Americans who are challenging the notion of what it means to grow old.
Table of Contents
Prologue: Sprinting Into Midlife
1. From Bench to Bench Press
2. The Comeback
3. Older and Faster
4. American Birkenbeiner
5. Fabulous Abs
6. I Want to Be a Winner
7. A Runner's Heart
10. Swimming Against the Tide
11. Racing Across America
12. Marathon Man
Epilogue: Ageless Role Models
Reviews"Finally, a book that enables people to see that we do get better with age. Second Wind: The Rise of the Ageless Athlete is a wonderful story about mature athletes who just keep going through sports and life."
Author of Swimming to Antarctica
Swam the Bering Strait
"At long last, someone has given masters athletes their due. Read Second Wind and be inspired."
Editor, Masters Athlete magazine
"Second Wind reminds us of the vast potential of the human body even as it ages, and that the clock can indeed be turned back. It's just what I recommend."
Nicholas DiNubile, MD
Best-selling author of FrameWork
Host of the award-winning PBS special Your Body's FrameWork
Excerpts52 year old enjoys her 17th Ironman
Couch potato over 60 shot puts himself to the top
From heart transplant recipient to serious runner
Senior athletes prove age doesn't have to be an obstacle
Articles & LinksBergquist Featured In Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Second Wind: The Rise Of The Ageless Athlete Featured In Skinet
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