Gold Rush PDF ñ Hardcover

Gold Rush PDF ñ Hardcover Elite athletes aren t born They re made Michael JohnsonFrom a living icon of the Olympic Games as both an athlete and now as a BBC broadcaster Gold Rush is a compelling analysis of the fascinating combination of psychological and personal qualities, as well as internal and external factors, that go to create an Olympic championThis exciting new book is based on Michael Johnson s own experiences as an iconic four time Olympic champion, and on the knowledge he has gleaned as a top class coach and motivational speaker It also features, uniquely, than a dozen exclusive and insightful interviews with Olympic legends from across several different sports who between them have claimed thangold medals over the pastyearsIn essence, Johnson has assembled his very own Olympic Hall of Fame in assessing the DNA of true championsGold Rush is themed around chapters in which Johnson will discuss each of the key qualities factors He expertly feeds in fascinating first person testimonies from the Olympic legends In the process he builds up a definitive knowledge bank of expertise and experience from athletes who have been on this fascinating journey, encountered the highs and the lows, but ultimately reached the summit an Olympic gold medalJohnson s interviewees include Usain Bolt, Carl Lewis, Sally Gunnell, Seb Coe, Daley Thompson, Cathy Freeman, Ian Thorpe, Michael Phelps, Rebecca Adlington, Chris Hoy, Steve Redgrave, Matthew Pinsent, Lennox Lewis and Michael Jordan

10 thoughts on “Gold Rush

  1. Simon Lipson Simon Lipson says:

    Hi, I m Michael Johnson I made history in 1996 by winning the 200 and 400 metres Olympic gold medals And I broke some tough world records during my stellar career And I made history Because I was fast, really fast Let me ask Sally Gunnell about her Olympic experiences Sally Well, Michael Hey, Sal, did I mention that I made history by winning the 200 400 metres double in Atlanta Seb Coe, tell me about your Olympic experiences Well, Michael Heck

  2. Bradley Bradley says:

    A patchy book I was hoping for a bitinsight than it gave me Much was made of the interviews he did with other great champions but I guess most of them ended up on the editors floor because it really did not show in the book What we learnt about the other atheletes I might have got while shaking hands with them at a book signing Usually an interview was briefly mentioned so Michael could chat about himself a bit There was a lot about Michael Johnson wh

  3. Rachel Groves Rachel Groves says:

    As a non athlete, who has never run or competed in sport, I found this book really interesting I was a little worried when Michael Johnson started talking about the technical aspects of his racing days but it s written in a really accessible way and it s quite fascinating how the smallest things can effect an athlete s performance.This book will suffer a little from being time sensitive having been written in the run up to the London 2012 Olympics But it s st

  4. Rob Rob says:

    I admire Johnson and his achievements and it s a great idea to try and about makes an Olympic champion, but, in spite of his efforts to make this interesting, this is a little bit dull The snippets of interviews with the likes of Seb Coe, Ian Thorpe and Nadia Comaneci are fairly enlightening, but there are only so many times that you can read that the route to success is focus, training and desire or synonyms thereof Clearly Johnson is an intelligent guy, but that do

  5. Rachel Lewis Rachel Lewis says:

    I bought this because I respect Michael Johnson for what he achieved as an athlete and his ongoing work as a expert analyst for the BBC He is not a joker He s an extremely serious and dedicated man something that comes across loud and clear in this book At times I found it a bit dry and an advert for Michael Johnson Performance but mostly, to be a fascinating insight into the all encompassing dedication that it takes to succeed at the highest levels in sport It s not just a

  6. Steve Chilton Steve Chilton says:

    A Christmas gift that I thought I d like muchthan I actually did I love Michael Johnson s contributions to the commentaries on athletics on the box Somehow in the written word he comes across as smug I know he achieved a lot and was invincible for a while, but somehow his writing about it wrangles I am also not sure that I learnt anything from reading the book So give me Charlie Spedding any day, which has now been republished I see.

  7. Kirsty Kirsty says:

    Really enjoyed dipping in and out of this Even reading just a few pages at a time was inspiring But, then again, I love athletics, and I really admire Michael Johnson, so it might be a different story if you re coming to it cold.

  8. Kazimiera pendrey Kazimiera pendrey says:

    this was an alright reads emir but not one of the better memoirs that i have read

  9. Peter Peter says:

    A detailed analysis from one who knows It s obvious really, genetics, mental strength, organisiation and bloody hard work but there s muchto it than that.

  10. Irfanfahim Irfanfahim says:

    Ich habe durch das Lesen sehr wirklich begeistert.

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