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Download e-book for iPad: Above and Beyond:Tim Mack, the Pole Vault, and the Quest for by Bill Livingston

By Bill Livingston

ISBN-10: 0873389743

ISBN-13: 9780873389747

Olympic medalists have been famous at Quicken Loans enviornment in Cleveland, Ohio, days earlier than Christmas 2004. One was once the Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James, the “Chosen One” of the NBA. He had a bronze medal from the Athens video games that summer season. the opposite was once a Cleveland homeboy too, a gold medalist who had flown greater than somebody prior to at the Olympic level. not often a person knew his identify. He used to be Tim Mack. His highschool trainer didn't see something fairly promising within the younger pole–vaulter. Mack by no means made it to the kingdom meet, and he was once the 1st to confess he had a terror of heights. yet because of his unflinching choice and self belief, Mack went directly to end up that he was once whatever yet mediocre. In 2004 the younger athlete gained the Olympic gold medal for pole vaulting. His bounce of nineteen ft 6–1/4 inches used to be not just Mack’s own top however the optimum in Olympic background. Award-winning activities columnist invoice Livingston follows Mack as he practices one of many world’s most threatening and important activities. Livingston unearths the attention-grabbing tradition of pole vaulting—from Bob Richards, the single guy to win Olympic gold two times in pole vaulting; to Sergey Bubka, the main arguable pole vaulter ever; to Don Bragg, a rowdy Tarzan-like personality who swung on ropes in his yard to construct upper-body power; to the stirring duel among Mack and Toby Stevenson as they battled for gold in Athens. Readers will notice how Mack struggled and continued, whereas operating in a manufacturing facility, as a mascot in a bumblebee gown, and as a janitor, and the way Mack replaced his education and remodeled his physique and brain in a three-year software that made his AOL username, Goldnathens, a self-fulfilling prophecy.

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