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In his quest to define ‘sporting greatness’, double Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee has spent nearly four years interviewing and training with some of the greatest minds in sport to discover what it takes to become—and remain—a champion.

Featuring:

Ian Botham • Mark Cavendish • Alastair Cook • Alex Danson • Richard Dunwoody • Donna Fraser • Chris Froome • Anna Hemmings • Denis Irwin • Michael Johnson • Kílian Jornet • Stuart Lancaster • AP McCoy • Ronnie O’Sullivan • Michael Owen • Adam Peaty • Ian Poulter • Paula Radcliffe • Ian Thorpe • Mark Webber • Shane Williams 

From the age of 11, 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 four 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.

©2020 Alistair Brownlee (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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🏅🏅🏅🏅🏅 What's With The Bad Reviews?!!

If you wanna know what it takes to be the best here it is! 👍

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Good book, annoying narrator!

The book has some good information. I wish the author used a professional to read it. Every few minutes he would pause and say “BOT”.

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  • 07-09-21

Amazing book - inspirational

From start to finish, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Fascinating insights into the mindsets and personalities of some of the biggest names in sport. Inspirational stuff.

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  • 02-18-22

Not that insightful

I truly admire the author because of his achievements in triathlon but also his humility shown in the way he has carried out this project. However I can't help but think that this book is more of a summary (think Blinkist or Storyshots) than a thoroughly researched and therefore insightful essay. Maybe my expectations set by books of Matt Fitzgerald for instance were misplaced. However Alistair is not only an incredible elite athlete but also someone who studied sciences at a very high level and I reckon he could have dug a bit further on the scientific side of success with more statistics and peer reviewed research. Also maybe he could have shared his own experience in more depth humility is great and the author has loads but this is an audiobook not a podcast so there's space for a lot of ideas and experiences to be shared.

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  • James Arkwright
  • 08-16-21

Great insight to top level sporting greats ++++

Loved every minute of this book, a must for basically anyone who loves sport and endurance.

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  • 08-02-21

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Great book, interesting and motivational. Would be greatly improved by a professional narrator though.

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  • Mr A.C. Buckinghamshire
  • 06-18-22

Very insightful and entertaining

Loved this! Really good to hear Alistair speak his own words and to hear his and other fantastic sports people’s insights and opinions. Really enjoyed this!

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  • Ben Howells
  • 06-10-22

Fantastic - must read

If you’re interested at all in high performance, this is a really insightful book. Ali has sought really diverse viewpoints and cleverly distilled their insight in to something structured and applicable.

Some really interesting chapters and people.

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  • Mr. Alan Devane
  • 05-22-22

really interesting listen

brilliant book for anyone interested in self development and for anyone who has an interest in sport

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  • adam simpson
  • 05-13-22

Phenomenal

One of the best sporting books I’ve ever read. Alasdair draws upon sporting greats to get an unmatched insight into what’s made them so dominant in their sporting arenas!
Cannot recommend highly enough!

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  • John
  • 05-04-22

This might be..

the. definitive sporting book. Full of insight about what it takes to be a champion.

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  • Gez Weymoutrh
  • 04-26-22

Great Effort Alistair

Loved this book. If you love sport, particularly as an energetic participant, it’s a great insight.
I enjoyed Alastair’s narration which made the presentation more authentic.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-29-22

Great content, poor narration

Content was really great for motivation and insight for any athletes or sports people. Highly recommended. However, narration let audiobook down. Author should’ve chosen a different narrator other than himself.

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  • Martin Schett
  • 09-13-21

Great collection of insights of the top athletes in a variety of sports

Read by Alister Brownlee himself it’s a great collection of different top athletes and what drives them to success. A great listen