Top positive review
2 January 2016
After reading the Brownlee's book "Swim, Bike, Run" I wanted to learn more about the sport of triathlon. I had a hunt around on Amazon and book that had the highest reviews and something like a four and a half star rating was this one.
I got the book as an audio CD. I think there's quite a bit to be gained from having the native expression and accent in this case. It's narrated by an Aussie with a pretty strong accent.
Sounds like he's won just about everything under the sun. A legend in the world Ironman event.
If I had to describe how he comes across in this audiobook inane word. The word would be "ruthless." He made it clear to everyone that he was there to win. He saw it as his way to earn money. To feed his children. He wasn't there to make friends.
What is almost immediate in the audiobook it how he played the mental game. He was a master of sowing seeds of doubt in his competitors performance. He'd talk them up in interviews to start with to make them feed good about themselves, and then hit them with their weaknesses. These weren't perceived weaknesses either, Chris McCormack had done his homework. He'd analysed his competitors split timings over the seasons. He knew what he was doing!
A great listen. I highly recommend giving this audiobook/book a whirl.