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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (212 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Chris McCormack Narrator: Chris McCormack, Howard Brunner Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2011 ISBN: 9781611138443
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In I'M HERE TO WIN, Chris "Macca" McCormack opens his playbook and reveals everything it takes-mind, body, and spirit-to become a champion. Now he shares the story of his triumphs and the never-say-die dedication that has made him the world's most successful triathlete.

In 2010, at the age of 37, Macca beat the odds and won the Ford Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii for a second time in what many called the most dramatic finish in the race's history. Macca's journey to athletic greatness is more than just one of physical perseverance. After coming in fourth in Hawaii in 2009, Macca returned to the island on a mission: He was there to win. A game plan containing a new strategic approach to winning brought him first across the finish line.

Chris McCormack has dedicated his life to training for-and winning-the Ironman Hawaii, one of the most grueling tests of mental and physical endurance in the world. The race challenges athletes to swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles, and run a full marathon, 26.2 miles, using all their strength and willpower to overcome the incredibly harsh conditions.

In I'M HERE TO WIN Macca provides concrete training advice for everyone-from weekend warriors who casually compete to seasoned veterans who race every week to armchair athletes looking for an extra push-and provides insight into the mind of a great champion with excitement and inspiration at every turn.

I'M HERE TO WIN is also available as an enhanced e-book with embedded video and audio. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mdraeger | 2/17/2014

    " Chris McCormack is my favorite triathlete and I liked reading his take on racing and the sport of tri. But this book could really have used a better editor, it was a bit repetitive in places and he doesn't have to work so hard to convince us that he's a great triathlete. Let your record do that talking. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pennylope | 2/17/2014

    " I *wanted* to like this. I really wanted to walk away from this book thinking that Macca is misunderstood. But, the book just further solidified Macca's image as an cocky asshole. I am and will always be Team Crowie. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marc Geraldez | 2/16/2014

    " Really enjoyed reading this book and often found myself laughing out loud every time he talked about the mental games with the other athletes. He really opened up a lot in this book and cemented the fact that he is my favorite athlete. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Derek | 2/12/2014

    " Really enjoyed reading this book. Macca's road to his second Kona championship win is pure adrenaline and reading his book one gets to understand the focus, dedication and passion of Chris McCormack to triathlon and the ups and downs of walking the path of a professional triathlete. Lots of great quips and nuggets of tri wisdom to takeaway. Makes for riveting reading and couldn't put the book down once I started. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bill | 1/27/2014

    " Loved this one! A very driven man who's become the best triathlete ever! Great insight into what it takes to become and stay a champion! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Peter | 1/24/2014

    " The training schedule is valuable, but the approach to sport is shallow and irritating. This is all a matter of taste and I know many people have enjoyed this book. McCormack certainly was a great triathlete. But I found his criticism of other athletes a bit pathetic and his glorification of playing mind games with competitors inconsistent with what sport means to me. I lost respect for him after reading this. As I say, it is a matter of taste and he is a much better triathlete than I will ever be, but I would never turn to him for life advice. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mitch Kelly | 1/19/2014

    " This was great listening while I worked out. Even when I was commuting to work, it encouraged me to get out for a run as soon as I got home. In my opinion, it's close to the ideal audiobook. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa B | 1/18/2014

    " Excellent memoir about Macca's journey in the triathlon world. Fascinating! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin Lee | 1/7/2014

    " Interesting perspective on Ironman and Chris McCormack. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul | 12/24/2013

    " Loved this. Macca tells all. Tactics, psychology, training - unmissable for triathletes or wannabe triathletes like me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 12/12/2013

    " Loved this book. I think it's a great read for non-athletes, as well as athletes. Really enjoyed his take on learning to be mentally tough and endure suffering. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jan | 12/9/2013

    " Great fast paced read not only for triathletes. Chris is great to listen to and as good to read. Great story telling. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jaakko | 12/1/2013

    " Every page of this book sounds like Macca. A very entertaining read about his career and views on the sport. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeff | 7/22/2013

    " Learned some about McCormack's life and amazing accomplishments in triathlon as well as some of his training tips. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Toppy | 6/24/2013

    " Surprisingly suspenseful in parts. He demonstrates a single-mindedness and has a phenomenal psychological toughness. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Courtney | 5/14/2013

    " I was inspired by Macca's journey and he gave GREAT racing advice/strategy that I used in my 2011 1/2 Ironman race! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dennis Mix | 4/17/2013

    " I enjoyed Macca's take on racing and appreciated his honesty on what it took to beat Crowie. Must read for every triathlete. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phillip | 8/28/2012

    " Like most athlete books this one is interesting but doesn't make the athlete look like a person I would want to spend time with. But overall was interesting and had some inspiring stories, although was repetitive at times. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tara | 5/19/2012

    " I really loved this book it showed me a new side to Macca, an intelligent, thoughtful and insightful Macca. I really enjoyed his dissecting of the races and the past as well as elaborating on his strategy. This book is easy to read and hard to put down! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tomasz Kość | 4/20/2012

    " Great book for triathletes and sport enthusiasts. Concrete tips on training, mental side and nutrition "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stuart B | 3/7/2012

    " Yeah a big mouth and ego, which he mostly backs up...his race record is way longer than I ever knew! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alyson | 3/4/2012

    " Loved this book. Especially the last five chapters. I think it's a great read for non-athletes, as well as athletes. Really enjoyed his take on learning to be mentally tough and endure suffering. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dawn | 2/17/2012

    " interesting read, jumps around a lot. He is very arrogant, which is offputting. Seeing him win the TriStar 111 in Maple Grove was exiting though, and prompted me to read the book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer Barber | 9/27/2011

    " A quick easy read, good training and racing tips. Obviously quite egotistical! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mike | 8/18/2011

    " I like Macca, as an athlete. But as an age group despising writer? Not so much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracy R. | 8/17/2011

    " Really well told story of an elite athelete along with great training tips for age group triathelets. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 6/30/2011

    " Loved this book. I think it's a great read for non-athletes, as well as athletes. Really enjoyed his take on learning to be mentally tough and endure suffering. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul | 6/28/2011

    " Loved this. Macca tells all. Tactics, psychology, training - unmissable for triathletes or wannabe triathletes like me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marc | 6/22/2011

    " Really enjoyed reading this book and often found myself laughing out loud every time he talked about the mental games with the other athletes. He really opened up a lot in this book and cemented the fact that he is my favorite athlete. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mitch | 6/10/2011

    " This was great listening while I worked out. Even when I was commuting to work, it encouraged me to get out for a run as soon as I got home. In my opinion, it's close to the ideal audiobook. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alyson | 6/5/2011

    " Loved this book. Especially the last five chapters. I think it's a great read for non-athletes, as well as athletes. Really enjoyed his take on learning to be mentally tough and endure suffering. "

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About the Author
Chris McCormack "Macca" was born in Sydney, Australia on April 4, 1973. He won titles and awards for his participation in sports during his school years, but initially chose education over a pro sports career and became an accountant after graduating from the University of New South Wales. He began competing professionally in 1996, and most recently, won the 2010 Ironman World Championship in Honolulu.