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
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.
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.
Chris needed to focus more on racing and not his record in racing
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.
The ranting Chris.
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...
Physician that listens to Audible products on the way to the office and while training for my next run or triathlon.
If you are an endurance athlete that listens to audiobooks while training, you may stop reading now and buy this audiobook. You will enjoy it.
Inspiring, bold, fun
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
yes, great narration- it moves with enthusiasm
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
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
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.
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!
Winning Triathlete's Story
I learned some great mental toughness tips for training
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.
Champions think different
Macca's general approach to training and racing
When he confronted the germans at the after party
Listen and trust your self and your way
Special education teacher in the Bronx
Less Chris McCormack
Something not sports related
It just came across as Macca loving himself at the expense of all others. He repeats himself a lot. I listened to this while I ran and found myself getting really annoyed and wanted it to be over. I was not inspired. I couldn't identify with him at all.
Brilliant and Spot On
Strategic approach to triathlon
The Austrailian accent and sense of humor
Absolutely. It was good to hear a success story from someone who has personally applicable racing issues.
Leave your bias at the door. Macca's attitude and persona simply reflect a guy with focus, intent, and passioniate. The guy gets a bad rep for saying what most are too insecure to. It's not disrespect; it's brutal honesty. Respect that.
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