Uncommon Champions By Marty Kaminsky

Uncommon Champions

Fifteen Athletes Who Battled Back

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ISBN: 9781590780053


Published by (2003-09-01)

Just in time for the 2022 Winter Olympics, here is a motivating collection of true stories from athletes, including many former Olympians, who have faced incredible adversity—proving that integrity and honor are not entirely missing from the playing fields.

Readers will learn about blind mountain climber Erik Weihenmayer, who scaled the heights of Mount McKinley; sprinter Gail Devers, who returned from a life-threatening illness to defend her Olympic title... and more. Despite challenges, each of these stars found the heart and stamina to persevere. With themes of resilience and grit, this inspirational book includes a foreword by noted former baseball player and coach Bobby Valentine, with additional stories from the following athletes:   

Michelle Akers: The Fire Within    
Ruben Gonzalez: Street Survivor      
Jim Eisenreich: This Is  Who I Am    
John Lucas: One on One     
Mansour Bahrami: For the Love of the Game  
Greg LeMond: Making a New Plan     
Diana Golden Brosnihan: Gliding on the Edge   
Chris Zorich: Zora’s Gift     
Zina Garrison: No One Is Perfect     
Bob Welch: Living One Day at a Time             
Willie O’Ree: Breaking the Barriers
Dan O’Brien: No Sure Thing
Jean Driscoll: Don’t Look Back

Book Details

Format: Trade Paperback
Price: 15.99 CAD / 11.99 USD
Published: 2003-09-01
ISBN: 9781590780053
Page Count: 152
Trim Size: 5-1/2 x 8-1/4