Above and Beyond

Author: Bill Livingston
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780873389747
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"Award-winning sports columnist Bill Livingston follows Mack as he practices one of the world's most dangerous and demanding sports. livingston reveals the fascinating subculture of pole vaulting-from Bob Richards, the only man to win Olympic gold twice in pole vaulting; to Sergey Bubka, the most controversial polevaulter ever; to Don Bragg, a rowdy Tarzan-like character who swung on ropes in his backyard to build upper-body strength; to the stirring duel between Mack and Toby Stevenson as they battled for gold in Athens. Readers will discover how Mack struggled and endured, while working in a factory, as a mascot in a bumblebee costume, and as a janitor, and how Mack changed his training and revamped his body and mind in a three-year program that made his AOL user name, Goldnathens, a selffulfilling prophecy."--BOOK JACKET.

The Great Book of Cleveland Sports Lists

Author: Bill Livingston
Publisher: Running Press Adult
ISBN: 0786741694
Format: PDF, ePub
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Sports talk in America has evolved from small-time barroom banter into a major media smorgasbord that runs 24/7 on TV and radio. With hundreds of billions of dollars generated annually by pro and college teams in major markets nationwide, sports fans across the country are more dedicated than ever to their teams. And when it comes to sports talk—especially all-sports radio—it’s all about entertainment, information, prognostication, analysis, rankings, and endless discussion. Prominent sports-media figures in each of the three target cities—Cleveland, Detroit, and Washington, D.C.—engage in this phenomenon with a compilation of sports lists sure to delight as well as stir up debate within these already-buzzing sports communities. List topics include: • What were the most lopsided trades in local sports history? • Who were the most overrated athletes to play in our town? • What local athlete had the best appearance in TV or film? • What was the most heartbreaking loss in local sports history? • What was the greatest single play in local sports history? • Who are our team’s most hated rivals? • Plus dozens of “guest” lists contributed by famous local sports and entertainment celebrities. With franchises in three of the four major pro sports—the Browns (NFL), the Indians (MLB), and the Cavaliers (NBA)—plus a dedicated following of the Ohio State University athletics, Cleveland’s fans are some of the most rabid and knowledgeable in the country, and Bill Livingston and Greg Brinda are the acknowledged authorities on Cleveland-area sports.

Maggie Vaults Over the Moon

Author: Grant Overstake
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781478296874
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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“A Triumph Over Gravity!” Maggie Vaults Over the Moon retells the story of Maggie Steele, a gutsy, grief-stricken farm girl from tiny Grain Valley, Kansas, who pours her broken heart into the daring and dangerous sport of pole-vaulting. Driven by a secret that she dare not share with anyone, Maggie struggles over many obstacles as she attempts to soar waaay higher than her critics think a girl should ever go. Gripping in its portrayal of a teenager's grief and thrilling in its vivid descriptions of the exciting sport of pole-vaulting, Maggie Vaults Over the Moon is an inspiring and uplifting read! The nation's top Pole-Vaulters and Sports Journalists are cheering for Maggie! Team USA 2012 Olympic Pole-Vaulters: “I myself experienced loss when I was a young girl. Sports were my outlet and helped me through some of the hardest times of my life. This book captured me cover to cover. I highly recommend Maggie Vaults Over the Moon!” --Becky Holliday, Team USA Pole-Vaulter, USA Olympic Trials Silver Medalist, and Finalist at the 2012 London Olympics. “Every single person should be able to relate to Maggie in Maggie Vaults Over the Moon. We have all experienced loss, heartache or tragedy, but not all find a way to overcome. It doesn't matter if you are a pole-vaulter, male or female; it's about finding something in which you are passionate and not giving up. Maggie does just that—she finds her passion and it ends up taking her over the moon.” --Jeremy Scott, USA Olympic Trials Silver Medalist and Team USA Pole-Vaulter at the 2012 London Olympics. State Champion High School Girls' Pole-Vaulter: “Maggie's inspirational story will make any girl feel like they can accomplish their dreams. This is a MUST read for any athlete, no matter what sport you compete in.” --Taylor Marie Swanson, 2012 Kansas State High School Pole-Vault Champion. The nation's leading Pole-Vaulters' magazine: “Maggie Vaults Over the Moon shows a touching and realistic perspective of life's changes wrapped into one heartwarming story. It will captivate those who have lost loved ones and imagine being with them again. This inspiring tale celebrates the courage to turn tragedy and loss into something positive, and how the determination to master a sport can heal. The bits of pole vault history, technique, and struggle will keep the attention of vaulters for sure.” --Doug Bouma, Editor, VAULTER Magazine. The nation's foremost Female Sports Journalist and Author: “This inspiring book comes along at a perfect time, on the 40th anniversary of Title IX and in the same year as women athletes dominated the 2012 London Olympics. Girls who play sports and the coaches and families who support them will thoroughly enjoy Grant Overstake's warm, uplifting story. After reading it, we'll all wish we were pole vaulters like Maggie.” --Christine Brennan, USA Today Sports Columnist, ABC News commentator and best-selling author of Inside Edge and Best Seat in the House.

101 Pole Vaulting Tips and Drills

Author: James Eldridge (Ed.D.)
Publisher: Coaches Choice Books
ISBN: 9781606791349
Format: PDF, Mobi
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101 Pole Vaulting Tips and Drills helps coaches work with beginning, intermediate, and advanced vaulters ages 12 and above to improve their competitive vaulting abilities. The winning tips and drills in the book are based on the best scientific information currently available from the fields of pole vaulting, exercise physiology, and other sport sciences. Topics include coaching safety for practice and competitions, nutrition, training to compete, and much more.

Bowerman and the Men of Oregon

Author: Kenny Moore
Publisher: Rodale Books
ISBN: 160961626X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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No man has affected more runners in more ways than Bill Bowerman. During his 24-year tenure as track coach at the University of Oregon, he won four national team titles and his athletes set 13 world and 22 American records. He also ignited the jogging boom, invented the waffle-sole running shoe that helped establish Nike, and coached the US track and field team at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games With the full cooperation of the Bowerman family and Nike, plus years of taped interviews with friends, relatives, students, and competitors, two-time Olympic marathoner Kenny Moore--himself one of Bowerman's champion athletes--brilliantly re-creates the legendary track coach's life.

Redemption

Author: Bryan Clay
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc
ISBN: 0849948274
Format: PDF, ePub
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Tells the story of an Olympic decathlete's transformation from a drug-addicted teen in Hawaii to the world champion in the sport, citing his dramatically rediscovered faith and his mother's relentless prayers as his inspiration.

Straw Into Gold

Author: Gary D. Schmidt
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547237763
Format: PDF
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As they are pursued by greedy villains, two boys on a quest to save innocent lives meet the banished queen whose son was stolen by Rumpelstiltskin eleven years earlier, and she provides much more than the answer they seek.

Running for My Life

Author: Lopez Lomong
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 1595555153
Format: PDF, ePub
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Offers the true story of a Sudanese boy who, through unyielding faith, overcame a wartorn nation to become an American citizen and an Olympic contender.

Come Down Cat

Author: Sonya Hartnett
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 085797551X
Format: PDF
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The day is ending, night is falling, and Nicholas's cat won't come down. High on the roof she licks her paws while Nicholas worries about her up there all alone. How does he coax her into the safe, warm house? She doesn't even want to come down from the roof... or does she?