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 area in Cleveland, Ohio, days sooner 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 time. the opposite used to be a Cleveland homeboy too, a gold medalist who had flown better than a person prior to at the Olympic level. hardly ever a person knew his identify. He was once 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 used to be the 1st to confess he had an apprehension of heights. yet due to his unflinching selection and self assurance, Mack went directly to turn out that he was once something yet mediocre. In 2004 the younger athlete received the Olympic gold medal for pole vaulting. His bounce of nineteen toes 6–1/4 inches used to be not just Mack’s own top however the optimum in Olympic historical past. Award-winning activities columnist invoice Livingston follows Mack as he practices one of many world’s most deadly and important activities. Livingston finds the interesting tradition of pole vaulting—from Bob Richards, the one 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 energy; to the stirring duel among Mack and Toby Stevenson as they battled for gold in Athens. Readers will detect how Mack struggled and persisted, whereas operating in a manufacturing unit, 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 application that made his AOL username, Goldnathens, a self-fulfilling prophecy.

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