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Second Wind

Second Wind


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    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.
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    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
    8. Ironwoman
    9. Streakers
    10. Swimming Against the Tide
    11. Racing Across America
    12. Marathon Man

    Epilogue: Ageless Role Models

    About the Author

    Lee Bergquist is an award-winning writer for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Past 50 himself, he stays in shape by running, biking, swimming, and skateboarding. In his 40s, Bergquist competed in masters track in the 100-, 200-, and 400-meter sprints. He lives in Whitefish Bay, a suburb of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


    "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."

    Lynne Cox
    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."

    Sean Callahan
    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"

    Sample Content

     Interview with Lee Bergquist about older athletes  Lee Bergquist discusses injury prevention  Lee Bergquist discusses why he wrote the book  Lee Bergquist provides motivational thoughts  Lee Bergquist shares inspirational stories  Lee Bergquist touches on training