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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. Visit the book's Web site at 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.

    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