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Can't Swim, Can't Ride, Can't Run

From Common Man to Ironman
Lu par : Gregory St. John
Durée : 7 h et 46 min
Catégories : Sports et loisirs, Triathlon
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Shortlisted for Best New Writer of the Year - The British Sports Book Awards 2012

This book is both a lesson in true grit and determination, but its goal is one that is attainable. Andy isn't a sporting superstar, he holds down a nine-to-five job and all the pressures that go with it; he isn’t blessed with speed and talent; there are no multi-million pound sponsorship deals; yet this remarkable "common man" is inspiring in a way that some of today’s sporting superstars have forgotten how to be. You wouldn’t recognize Andy in the street, yet his story provides valuable lessons to us all: "Never give up" and "Anything is possible".

©2011 Andy Holgate (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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  • Vladimir
  • 04/05/2014

From a triathlete

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I am an amateur and avid triathlete myself so I thought this book might be tailor made for myself. However, the author of the book was not a down-to-earth man. The book is full of unnecessary exaggerating and boring descriptions, and excuses when the author - an avid triathlete - failed.
The book contained only very few advices for an amateur triathlete.
Narration was no good either.
If you are a beginning or just amateur triathlete I'd suggest to listen or read Iron War or I'm here to Win by Chris McCormack.

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  • Morgan Nixon
  • 03/07/2018

This book gave me anxiety

I see where it is trying to go, but the over exaggeration of the stories and the narration itself really gave me anxiety. It was too much. I stopped at a certain point because the narration was making my heart beat fast. It always seemed like something was terribly wrong, like the situation was more than anyone can handle...even when you’re reading it.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 07/12/2017

truly an incredible journey

this was a fabulous inspiration. just what I needed to get back OFF the couch.

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  • C. S. Morse
  • 02/09/2017

Great tale of reaching for goals.

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I am a fan of triathlon, and Ironman (long course) triathlon in particular, and I love reading how others find themselves pursuing the sport. This author and competitor regales us with tales of the sport, how he came to participate, and how and why he continues. He does so with engaging humor and humility. I know he has one other book about his continuation in the sport; hoping that one comes out in audio (it's not available on Audible at this point - Sept 2017) but I'll read it in print if I have to! Great stories!

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  • JoakimHD
  • 24/06/2017

Inspirational

This audiobook is truly inspirational for anyone getting started with triathlon. Very honest and motivating.

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  • Foxfire
  • 08/03/2017

Fun book, very inspiring!!

Andy was a very unlikely Iron Man. England an inhospitable place to train! His tales are harrowing!!

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  • Doc Message
  • 03/01/2017

great, fun, motivational !

this is a really great book. I ran my first full Marathon this year and the world's toughest Mudder. I listen to this book to give me continued motivation and encouragement. it certainly did that!

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  • John
  • 22/02/2014

Brilliant story

If you could sum up Can't Swim, Can't Ride, Can't Run in three words, what would they be?

This book is filled with "Yes, I Can" spirit. This is great motivation for anyone who thinks that its to late to be an athlete.

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  • Chris B
  • 07/09/2015

The book stands and falls with the reader

Für wen - wenn nicht gerade für Sie - ist dieses Hörbuch besser geeignet?

Not native speaker of english

Was war der interessanteste Aspekt der Handlung? Welcher der uninteressanteste?

the slow build up was good, some triathlon details could have been better

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anybody

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the story was OK

Was wäre für andere Hörer sonst noch hilfreich zu wissen, um das Hörbuch richtig einschätzen zu können?

the person reading the book has an odd accent and an odd way of pronouncing words. You can put up with it for a while and then I just quit the book about a third of the way through.

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  • Ralph
  • 22/04/2015

Inspiring!

Great book! Great humble person!!! Well done! Very inspiring without being a show-off like so many other sport related books!! You really get to understand the way of getting somewhere! Good sportsmen... Maybe even better author :) or just both very good!


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  • Anthony Reichey
  • 04/07/2014

Motivierend!

Was mochten Sie an der Handlung am liebsten?

Schön, dass der Autor sich als normalsterblichen darstellt und nicht zu sehr auf die Strapazen und Qualereien während des Trainings eingeht. Die kleinen Erfolgserlebnisse hingegen werden schön dargestellt.

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  • oliver
  • 24/03/2014

Highly entertaining

This was awesome and highly entertaining. The speaker is great and the story is about suffering and determination. I enjoyed every minute, thanks!