Synopses & Reviews
Meet and learn why older men and women are passionate about fitness and athletics:
-Don McNelly has completed more than 150 marathons after the age of 80.
-Philippa Raschker has dedicated her life to track and was edged out for the Sullivan Award by swimmer Michael Phelps.
-Clarence Bass, in his 70s, has the polished physique of a man 50 years younger. Second Wind: The Rise of the Ageless Athlete is an absorbing account of a growing subculture of Americans who are challenging the notion of what it means to grow old. Visit the book's Web site at www.SecondWindAthlete.com.
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.
"Second Wind: The Rise of the Ageless Athlete" is an inspiring account of a growing subculture of Americans who are challenging the notion of what it means to grow old. These baby boomers can hardly be considered old, yet this huge group is rewriting the rules of aging. These stories of trials and perseverance will motivate you to achieve your best.