To the Finish Line

Author: Chrissie Wellington
Publisher: Center Street
ISBN: 1455570974
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Chrissie Wellington, the world's number one female Ironman athlete and four-time World Ironman Champion, presents her struggles, wisdom, and experiences gained from her hard-won career as a triathlete. With close to 2 million core participants, triathlons of various distances and challenges are attracting more participants than ever before. In TO THE FINISH LINE, one of the sports' greatest legends brings triathlon to life, with guidance for newbies or experienced athletes, to achieve their best triathlons-no matter their ability. Filled with training tips, practical advice and inside information from a champion, triathletes of all levels can benefit from Wellington's experience and insight. Her book will guide readers on their own journey, whether that be a sprint or an Ironman, and encourage them to rise to every new challenge.

Reaching the Finish Line

Author: Kallen Diggs
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
ISBN: 1630473790
Format: PDF, Docs
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For some people, a goal is just a good idea. For others, a goal is a necessary requirement before one embarks on their quest. Most people are stuck in their jobs due to a lack of faith in their potential. "Reaching The Finish Line" shares research and discoveries on what hinders people from reaching their goals and what people can do to become successful achievers. You will learn several life changing opportunities that are rarely known by the public. *How To Find A Great Career Without A HS Diploma *How To Graduate With A Bachelor’s Degree In 1 Year *How To Change Careers Without Going Back To College *How To Work From Home For The Rest Of Your Life *How To Make A 6 Figure Salary In Real Estate Without A License or Prior Experience "Reaching The Finish Line" includes in-depth chapters offering you a variety of career options, based on your preferences and current situation. If you have always wanted to become the person that you dreamed about, look no further for this is the book that will make the difference.

Forever at the Finish Line

Author: Daniel S. Mitrovich
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1510730761
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Forever at the Finish Line tells the remarkable and inspiring story of Daniel Mitrovich, a runner from San Diego, who had a goal of putting a life-size statue of New York Marathon founder Fred Lebow in Central Park. New York’s Parks Commissioner Henry Stern said “It will be easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than to put a statue in Central Park.” It would not be easy for someone that lacked financial backing and who wasn’t even a New Yorker to make this happen. But with the faith and blessing of Fred Lebow, the support of his family, and his own personal determination, he knew it would happen. His journey involved crossing the continent many times, securing the support of some of the most famous runners of our time, including Joan Benoit Samuelson, Grete Waitz, Alberto Salazar, Bill Rodgers, and Carl Lewis. He would ultimately gain the endorsements of some of the most powerful political people of our time: Presidents George Herbert Walker Bush and William Jefferson Clinton, Governor Andrew Cuomo, US Senators Alan K. Simpson and Al D’Amato, Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, and thirteen members of Congress. Daniel Mitrovich’s personal story will show you if you pursue a dream with the right intent you will be “Forever at the Finish Line.”

Finish Line

Author: James Ross
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1450070019
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After getting caught committing a petty act of vandalism two teenage boys land summer jobs at Prairie Winds Golf Course on the east side of St. Louis. Follow the adventures of Justin Ventimiglia and Keith Puccio as they explore a slice of life that they never knew existed. Observe the special relationship between adolescent boys, a cast of grown golfing misfits and a young man battling the demons of cancer. Explore the heart-wrenching relationship between an impressionable child and a pseudo Big Brother. Witness the summertime ride of the two youths in a poignant story about life and death. See them as they develop a love for the game of golf and apply those lessons to the challenges of life. Experience the reactions of Justin and Keith to the vices of the world such as drinking, smoking, and gambling and watch how their knowledge molds their character. Take the journey with them as they battle a dysfunctional family situation, exposure to a life-threatening disease and the vices of the world as they live a summer to remember.

Crossing the Finish Line

Author: William G. Bowen
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400831466
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The United States has long been a model for accessible, affordable education, as exemplified by the country's public universities. And yet less than 60 percent of the students entering American universities today are graduating. Why is this happening, and what can be done? Crossing the Finish Line provides the most detailed exploration ever of college completion at America's public universities. This groundbreaking book sheds light on such serious issues as dropout rates linked to race, gender, and socioeconomic status. Probing graduation rates at twenty-one flagship public universities and four statewide systems of public higher education, the authors focus on the progress of students in the entering class of 1999--from entry to graduation, transfer, or withdrawal. They examine the effects of parental education, family income, race and gender, high school grades, test scores, financial aid, and characteristics of universities attended (especially their selectivity). The conclusions are compelling: minority students and students from poor families have markedly lower graduation rates--and take longer to earn degrees--even when other variables are taken into account. Noting the strong performance of transfer students and the effects of financial constraints on student retention, the authors call for improved transfer and financial aid policies, and suggest ways of improving the sorting processes that match students to institutions. An outstanding combination of evidence and analysis, Crossing the Finish Line should be read by everyone who cares about the nation's higher education system.

Finish Line Fueling

Author: Jackie Dikos
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1510719644
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Delicious recipes and essential nutrition tips for runners

Starting at the Finish Line

Author: Amy Unell
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101587032
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The sign on his office door simply says “Track & Field Coach.” His life says infinitely more. Coach Al Buehler has touched and enriched the lives of countless athletes, students, and others, including Olympians John Carlos and Carl Lewis, sports icons Mary Decker Slaney, Shane Battier, and Ellison Goodall Bishop (the first woman to run at Duke)—and thousands more who have never owned a pair of track shoes. Coach Al Buehler believes that finish lines are something to prepare for; and in his world, they should be a place to begin… Buehler is the consummate professor-athlete-coach. Following a stellar college track career at the University of Maryland, he came to Duke University in 1955 and has since coached thousands of track-and-field and cross-country athletes at the biggest moments in sports from the NCAA Championships to World Indoor Track Championships to the Olympic Games. Coach Buehler is the longest-term teaching professor and coach in the history of Duke as well as one of the most successful, with a long roster of All-Americans, six ACC championship teams, seven Penn Relay champions, and multiple Olympians to his credit. At a campus still segregated by race and gender, Buehler was an early and ardent advocate for both desegregation and Title IX. Amongst the many accolades and honors that he has received, he is a recipient of the Jackie Robinson Humanitarian Award. At heart, Coach Buehler is a mentor. And Starting at the Finish Line embodies his advice and memorable “Coachables”—along with commentary and insights by a host of notables, from Coach Mike Krzyzewski and Jackie Joyner-Kersee to Carl Lewis and Joan Benoit Samuelson—that have inspired, motivated, and educated athletes and students alike to play with integrity and heart—both on and off the track.

Starting at the Finish Line

Author: Matthew Newman
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781515016748
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"Our job is to be there when things are bad." Matt Newman said this to financial planners on a daily basis as a wholesaler in the financial services industry. He constantly preached the need to plan in advance, to be prepared for the unexpected and inevitable. As a young man in his late thirties, he lived a healthy lifestyle, had a beautiful family, and a successful career. He practiced what he preached, and made sure he had a financial plan in place for his family. Everything seemed to be going in the right direction: Life was about to change drastically. After he began experiencing horrible headaches, insomnia, and strange speech issues, he realized something was very wrong. Four months into dealing with these issues, he finally went to the hospital; the doctors confirmed the worst; he had grade three astrocytoma. Matt was diagnosed with brain cancer at 39 years old. Luckily, he had someone to help him through every terrible moment. Matt's own father-in-law Larry had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer three years earlier. The two men found support in each other and their combined family as they worked to find normalcy in an abnormal situation. Matt's memoir chronicles the journey that his entire family and support group took together which got him to a place of clarity, understanding and appreciation.

Finish Line Feeling

Author: Liz Ferro
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781588321916
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"This uniquely uplifting memoir tells the compelling story of the author's journey from foster child and sexual abuse survivor to founder of the nationally recognized running organization, Girls With Sole. Ferro describes how to gain joy and fulfillment through athletics, and reminds us to believe in ourselves and our dreams. Gritty, yet often humorously told, her story proves that with resiliency, anyone can be rewarded with the euphoria she calls the 'finish line feeling.'"--P. [4] of cover.

No Finish Line

Author: Bernard F. Master
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780989158978
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In "No Finish Line, " Dr. Bernard F. Master documents his adventures of birding all over the world. His first book also chronicles his service as a battalion surgeon in the Vietnam War, and his storied career as a medical and business professional in Ohio. As the title suggests, in life's arduous race, there is no finish line for Dr. Master. Inside, readers will find the following: - Stories from the Vietnam War - Dr. Master's rare bird photos - "Vireo masteri, " a bird named after Dr. Master - Ivory-billed Woodpecker illustrations by famed American artist Julie Zickefoose - Original photos of Japanese soldiers on American soil during WWII ""A quintessential journal of a successful American doctor and businessman, with birding providing the background fabric of a forty-year career. He is helping to save the planet through his support of education and nature conservation."" -William J Mitsch, Eminent Scholar and Director, Everglades Wetland Research Park andJuliet C. Sproul Chair for Southwest Florida Habitat Restoration and Management, Florida Gulf Coast University;Professor Emeritus, The Ohio State University; 2004 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate ""Dr. Master's leadership, medical expertise and human compassion made him the best battalion surgeon in the Fifth Mechanized Infantry Division in Vietnam. It was an honor to serve with him."" -Klemm Ungemach, 1st Lt. MSC Corp ""Bernie Master has seen more species and bird families than almost anyone else on earth and shares his knowledge of birds with others as a lecturer, author, and photographer and as a board member of the American Birding Association, BirdLife International and many organizations in his home state of Ohio."" -Peter W. Thayer, President of Thayer Birding Software ""Visiting nearly every corner of the globe, Dr. Master understands the importance of saving ecosystems to save birds. In the course of his journeys, he's encountered enough adventure to last several lifetimes." " -Jim McCormac, Author of Wild Ohio: The Best of Our Natural Heritage"