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I'm Here to Win: A World Champion's Advice for Peak Performance | [Chris McCormack, Tim Vandehey]

I'm Here to Win: A World Champion's Advice for Peak Performance

As the winner of the 2010 Ironman Championship in Kona, Hawaii, Chris "Macca" McCormack may be the world's greatest athlete. In I'm Here to Win, McCormack shares his story along with training tips and practical advice to help listeners develop their own routines, diet, exercise programs and race strategies. Chris McCormack has dedicated his life to training for - and winning - the Ironman World Championships, one of the most grueling tests of mental and physical endurance in the world.
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Publisher's Summary

As the winner of the 2010 Ironman Championship in Kona, Hawaii, Chris "Macca" McCormack may be the world's greatest athlete. In I'm Here to Win, McCormack shares his story, along with training tips and practical advice to help listeners develop their own routines, diet, exercise programs, and race strategies.

Chris McCormack has dedicated his life to training for - and winning - the Ironman World Championships, one of the most grueling tests of mental and physical endurance in the world. The race challenges athletes to swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles, and run a full marathon of 26.2 miles, all while battling harsh conditions and their own willpower. In 2010, McCormack won the Ironman World Championship for the second time at 37 years old - a testament to his fitness and endurance.

Macca's journey to athletic greatness is more than just one of physical perseverance. After coming in fourth in Hawaii last year, Macca returned to the island chanting, "I'm here to win!" He had a new mental game plan in place that brought him first across the finish line.

In this much-anticipated book, Macca shares his playbook and reveals everything it takes - mind, body, and spirit - to become a champion.

In addition to his Ironman wins in Hawaii, Macca holds the record for the most triathlon race wins ever and it's his winning strategies and mindset that he now brings to the listener in I'm Here to Win.

For weekend warriors who casually compete to seasoned veterans who race every weekend, armchair athletes looking for an extra push, and everyone in between,I'm Here to Win provides riveting insight into the mind of a great champion with excitement and inspiration in every minute.

©2011 Chris McCormack (P)2011 Hachette Audio

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    Brian Salinas, CA, United States 07-26-11
    Brian Salinas, CA, United States 07-26-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Great way to pass the miles..."

    As a cyclist who spends many a ride scarfing down a new book, this one was purchased on a whim. Not really a fan of Triathlon, but knowing a tiny amount about "Macca" from seeing the 2010 edition of Kona Ironman on TV and the obvious rivalry portrayed, I thought this would be an interesting listen. Definitely the case. For anyone looking for a good personal story about going against the grain and achieving greatness this is an entertaining listen. At first the Aussie reader was a bit of an adjustment, but I settled in fine after a while and it's only fitting considering the source. In addition to a neat story, there are great tips and tid bits that will probably find me purchasing the hard copy to further review. Will definitely listen to this one again.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Robert ALPENA, MICHIGAN, United States 03-21-12
    Robert ALPENA, MICHIGAN, United States 03-21-12 Member Since 2014
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    "It takes an Ironman to finish"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Chris needed to focus more on racing and not his record in racing


    Would you ever listen to anything by Chris McCormack and Tim Vandehey again?

    No. The writing suffered from being in the first person, and came across very negative and preachy. Chapter after chapter the rant continued. And chapter after chapter he keeps telling you and telling you and telling you how great he is. To sum it up: he is great, and won a lot more then anyone else.

    Well, I came into the book with no Idea who Chris was. I learned that he is an amazing athlete, and in 3 sports! But the more I listen the less of an amazing person he became. I kept listening in the hopes that the main character would grow up a bit and learn something from his suffering/racing. I stopped reading about 4 hours in. Which would have put me somewhere in the bike part of the race.


    What character would you cut from I'm Here to Win?

    The ranting Chris.


    Any additional comments?

    If you are an age grouper. Or someone who wants positive motivation about the sports you love. Skip this book and find another. This book is about winning. And winning can only be shared by one man... Chris...

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    lotus kailua-kona, hi, United States 02-20-13
    lotus kailua-kona, hi, United States 02-20-13 Member Since 2013
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    "great motivational story"
    If you could sum up I'm Here to Win in three words, what would they be?

    Inspiring, bold, fun


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Maca- he's got drive, talent, boldness, and a great sense of humor. Aussies make some of the best triathletes. They know how to have fun


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    yes, great narration- it moves with enthusiasm


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    to follow your dreams, like Chris did when he left the security of a job for the life of a pro and didn't have a clue what was going to happen next


    Any additional comments?

    Maca should come back to Kona and do another Ironman - he is great at any distance. Everyone experiences the heat, so it's an even playing field

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Israel Chassell, MI, United States 07-10-11
    Israel Chassell, MI, United States 07-10-11
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    "A must-read for triathletes"

    After watching Macca on TV, I didn't care too much for him and was happy when he got beat by his fellow countryman Craig. Reading his book has made me become one of his greatest fans. I have been really inspired by his unconventional journey and approach to the sport of triathlon. He also has a good writing style: informative, knows how to tell a story, and sprinkled with humor.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Ola Wiberg Menlo Park, CA 05-12-15
    Ola Wiberg Menlo Park, CA 05-12-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Love this book!"

    Thanks Mate for sharing your story.
    It is a really inspiring story and I love to see what you do next.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    LaserNC 03-03-15
    LaserNC 03-03-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great to listen to multiple times"

    I can listen over and over again. Chris McCormack tells a great story, and his energy, enthusiasm, excitement and style is captured by the narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Fernando Henriques 03-03-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Excellent"

    This a must read book to whom loves triathlon. Very good life experience and tips sharing, helping to understand and avoid error in the triathlon path.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mom_Amy 01-25-15
    Mom_Amy 01-25-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Great reading!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend the book to anyone who wants to be successful in life. Great book for those who are in sport or business. Very motivational, easy to read and entertaining!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Chris Lee Scottsdale, AZ 09-25-12
    Chris Lee Scottsdale, AZ 09-25-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Hooked me on endurance!"
    What did you like best about this story?

    Really appreciated the real life insight into what goes on during an Ironman event. Macca made you feel like you were there with some of the descriptions he goes into.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, definitely.


    Any additional comments?

    I'd only listened to It's All About The Bike (on Lance Armstron and which I loved) and this audiobook set me down the path to having now consumed pretty much everything I could find on Audible on endurance sports and triathlon. Great listen while running or biking. One of the things that set me down the path to completing my first triathlon with designs on many more. Thanks, Macca!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer LOS ANGELES, CA, United States 08-22-12
    Jennifer LOS ANGELES, CA, United States 08-22-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Great book with some good mental training tips"
    If you could sum up I'm Here to Win in three words, what would they be?

    Winning Triathlete's Story


    What other book might you compare I'm Here to Win to and why?

    None


    Have you listened to any of Howard Brunner and Chris McCormack ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    What did you learn from I'm Here to Win that you would use in your daily life?

    I learned some great mental toughness tips for training


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed this book and like Chris much more now than I did before I listened to his story. I feel like I understand his method more now and really admire his abilities and determination.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • steve
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    4/13/13
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    "5 star"

    Entertaining and motivational. Its a good combination of stories about his life,and real professional diet and training advice. He's also got a great podcast that I started listening to after I found this book, check it out.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • stuart
    SWINDON, United Kingdom
    7/7/11
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    "Macca's the man"

    Its a good book, if you do triathlon just download it! its well worth the listen

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • M Halliday
    England
    5/2/15
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    "Fantastic for triathlon geeks and newcomers alike."

    There is something compelling here for everyone. You should know who Macca is. But if you don't this is a great way to find out.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Van Dieu
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    "Fascinating Insight, but not everyone's cup of tea"
    What made the experience of listening to I'm Here to Win the most enjoyable?

    Getting an insight into the psychology and mind games that are employed at the elite level of Triathlon - McCormack has developed into a master in this. However he IS brash and cocky despite what he protests.... but there is great purpose to the image that he portrays (and it is his personality).


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I definitely felt there with him as he described his wins in Kona.


    Any additional comments?

    There are random and unnecessary "season stats" at the end of each chapter - not really useful or necessary, and should have been compiled into a few appendices at the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Paul Valentine
    1/20/15
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    "Great book"

    Extremely inspiring, and gives anyone thinking of taking up triathlon/ wanting to improve, the knowledge and motivation to do so
    Didn't know much about Chris McCormack beforehand but seems like a real dude!
    Narration is good too

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • lee
    1/6/15
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    "Awesome"

    Insight from an incredible athlete on what it takes at the pro level! Genuinely fascinating listen.

    I would highly recommend

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A.Hewit
    11/6/14
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    "Good book and honest"
    If you could sum up I'm Here to Win in three words, what would they be?

    Inspirational, Epic and Brilliant


    What was one of the most memorable moments of I'm Here to Win?

    Chris's 2010 win at Kona. An amazing feat for any athlete but at the age he was and with the competition in the field it was remarkable.


    Which character – as performed by Chris McCormack and Howard Brunner – was your favourite?

    Chris


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Lots of laughs and heartfelt emotion at various points in the book


    Any additional comments?

    Great read, had made me want to complete an Ironman

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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