Some orders may be delayed by the current Coronavirus lockdown.
Visit our help page for further information.
Never, Ever Give Up?: A memoir (Paperback)
  • Never, Ever Give Up?: A memoir (Paperback)
zoom

Never, Ever Give Up?: A memoir (Paperback)

(author)
£29.50
Paperback 240 Pages / Published: 21/08/2018
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 2 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
John Hellemans looks back on his long career in triathlon, initially as a successful competitor, and subsequently as a coach and sports medicine doctor for some of New Zealand's best-performing triathletes. Hellemans won six national titles and represented New Zealand at several world championship events and the 1990 Commonwealth Games. As an amateur he has won eight age-group world championship titles. Erin Baker, Jenny Rose, Craig Watson, Ben Bright, Kris Gemmell, Rachel Klamer, Maaike Caelers and Andrea Hewitt figure amongst the many triathletes he has coached at world championship and Olympic level. In this frank, entertaining and often poignant account he provides a fascinating insight into the professional triathlon world and its personalities. His exploration of the compulsive attraction of one of the toughest sports, which has kept him hooked into his 60s, will appeal to anyone with an interest in human nature as well as to sports enthusiasts. Hellemans relives significant episodes from his family life in Holland where he grew up under the threat of the Cold War, and recounts his adventures as a young doctor in rural New Zealand, adjusting to a different culture and its customs. As well as relating his own trials, triumphs and tribulations in the sport, Hellemans describes the courage and determination of athletes he has coached, as they overcame injury and other setbacks to compete at world level and he shares the excruciating intensity of watching when they sometimes came to grief. 'Never, Ever Give Up?' explores the motivation that kept Hellemans going back for more and that saw him complete the gruelling Hawaii Ironman in searing heat at the age of 60. Less than two years later, he suffered an exercise-induced cardiac event after a local cross-country run. Was his body telling him that it was time to give up?

Publisher: Canterbury University Press
ISBN: 9781988503059
Number of pages: 240
Dimensions: 228 x 152 mm

You may also be interested in...

Can't Sleep, Can't Train, Can't Stop
Added to basket
Extreme Running (reduced format)
Added to basket
The World's Most Extreme Challenges
Added to basket
Learning To Breathe
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Kiteboarding
Added to basket
£20.00
Paperback
The World's Toughest Races
Added to basket
Psychovertical
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Born to Run
Added to basket
Iron War
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Deep
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Ultimate Parkour & Freerunning Book
Added to basket
Explore Everything
Added to basket
The Rise of Superman
Added to basket
Spartan Up!
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.