Thursday, August 2, 2012
Olympics and Beyond
As Good As Gold: 1 woman, 9 sports, 10 countries, and a 2-year quest to make the summer Olympics by Kathryn Bertine. This hilarious account documents an elite triathlete's attempts to qualify for the 2008 Olympics.
Born to Run: a hidden tribe, superathletes, and the greatest race the world has never seen by Christopher McDougall. Secrets of the world's greatest distance runners--the Tarahumara Indians of Copper Canyon, Mexico and a fifty mile race.
The Sportswriter by Richard Ford. A fictional account of a man who chooses to be a sportswriter instead of a novelist.