Second Wind: The Rise of the Ageless Athlete

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2009-05-15
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics
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Stories of inspiration and struggle that the growing mass of senior athletes can relate to personally. A mixture of sports and competition level that helps show the scope of interest in senior athletic events. Sideboxes with additional information resources and safety tips. Lee Bergquist is an award-winning writer for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Even on the far side of 50, his activities include running, sprinting, biking, swimming, pushups, and skateboarding - not bad for a boomer. In his 40s, Bergquist ran masters track in the 100-, 200-, and 400-meter sprints. Bergquist lives in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, outside of Milwaukee.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Prologue: Sprinting Into Midlifep. 1
Starting Outp. 9
From the Bench to the Bench Pressp. 11
The Comebackp. 23
Older and Fasterp. 35
The American Birkebeinerp. 51
Defying Agep. 65
Fabulous Absp. 67
I Want to Be a Winnerp. 81
A Runner's Heartp. 95
Ironwomanp. 109
The Long Haulp. 123
Streakersp. 125
Swimming Against the Tidep. 139
Racing Across Americap. 153
Marathon Manp. 171
Epilogue: Ageless Role Modelsp. 183
Appendix: Official USRSA Streak Registriesp. 185
References and Bibliographyp. 195
Indexp. 199
About the Authorp. 203
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