Un grand récit d'aventure, où tout est vrai, et un plaidoyer convaincant pour une philosophie qui a fait de nombreux adeptes dans le monde : la course minimaliste.
Pourquoi Christopher McDougall a-t-il mal aux pieds quand il court ? Pour répondre à cette entêtante question, l'auteur - journaliste et coureur de longues distances - part à la recherche d'une tribu légendaire et d'un mystérieux Caballo blanco, dans les replis inaccessibles des Copper Canyons, au Mexique. Sous la menace de narco trafiquants, au coeur de reliefs verti gineux où se blottissent des villages invisibles, l'auteur va rencontrer la tribu des Tarahumaras, et surtout découvrir un mode de vie qui révolutionnera le monde de la course à pied.
Formidable récit d'aventure, où tout est vrai, Born to run nous embarque dans un tourbillon de rencontres avec des personnages capables de parcourir 200 kilomètres sous 50 °C dans la Vallée de la Mort ou à plus de 4 000 mètres dans les montagnes du Colorado. En racontant quelques-unes des plus incroyables courses d'" ultra " de la planète, l'auteur nous plonge aux limites de l'endurance humaine, dans un plaidoyer convaincant pour une philosophie du dépouillement :
La course minimaliste.
Élevée dans une petite ville conservatrice du nord de la Californie, benjamine d'une fratrie de six enfants, Megan Rapinoe tape dans son premier ballon à l'âge de quatre ans. Son talent est une évidence.
En 2012, avec l'équipe américaine de football, elle remporte la médaille d'or aux Jeux olympiques, puis la Coupe du monde en 2015. Elle est la première joueuse de football à faire son coming out dans les médias, et à s'agenouiller pendant l'hymne national pour protester contre les violences policières. Farouche opposante à Donald Trump, elle a catégoriquement refusé de se rendre à la Maison Blanche après la Coupe du monde remportée avec ses coéquipières en 2019.
Dans ce texte vif et inspirant, celle qui est aujourd'hui une figure incontournable de la lutte LGTBQ et du mouvement Black Lives Matter nous incite toutes et tous à prendre part à la lutte pour la justice et l'égalité.
Plongez dans l'histoire la plus fascinante du sport moderne. Vous saurez tout de Michael Jeffrey Jordan. L'acteur. L'icône. Et surtout l'homme. Rarement un sportif aura autant fait pour la popularité de sa discipline à l'échelle mondiale. Roland Lazenby retrace toutes les étapes de cette ascension fulgurante et étourdissante, en n'omettant aucun détail.
Envision the city as an infinite playground. Created in collaboration with Red Bull, Urban Playgrounds explores some of the world's most thrilling places for urban sports. From Venice, Barcelona, and Los Angeles, to Brasilia, Istanbul, Cairo, Lagos, or Jarkarta, this book reveals an exhilarating marriage between space and sports in global cities. Born from a need to challenge boundaries and reclaim the right to the city, from a desire for self-expression and entertainment, urban sports reimagine the city as a playground. Be it freestyling on a skateboard, riding a BMX, or stretching the human body in parkour, urban athletes demonstrate the possibilities.
WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR BIOGRAPHY 2016 WINNER OF THE 2016 WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR PRIZE Surfing only looks like a sport. To devotees, it is something else entirely: a beautiful addiction, a mental and physical study, a passionate way of life. William Finnegan first started surfing as a young boy in California and Hawaii. Barbarian Days is his immersive memoir of a life spent travelling the world chasing waves through the South Pacific, Australia, Asia, Africa and beyond. Finnegan describes the edgy yet enduring brotherhood forged among the swell of the surf; and recalling his own apprenticeship to the world's most famous and challenging waves, he considers the intense relationship formed between man, board and water. Barbarian Days is an old-school adventure story, a social history, an extraordinary exploration of one man's gradual mastering of an exacting and little-understood art. It is a memoir of dangerous obsession and enchantment.
La culture surf s'est construite essentiellement autour de l'image du surfeur blond aux yeux bleus. C'est ce monopole que le projet Afrosurf, fruit d'une collaboration entre Selema Masekela et le label de surf africain Mami Wata essaie de rompre. En quelques 200 photos, 18 pays, 14 histoire et 25 portraits de surfeurs et surfeuses du continent africain, ce livre présente toute la richesse et la vivacité de la culture surf en Afrique, du Maroc à la Somalie en passant par le Mozambique, le Sénégal et d'Afrique du Sud.
Un compte-rendu tout en images sur les filles de la scène skate contemporaine. De tous âges et de toutes origines, des novices aux pros, ce livre propose une banque de photos étonnates ainsi qu'une brève histoire illustrée du skate, et quelques tricks pour réussir ses figures.
Widely regarded as one of the greatest ever sportspeople, Roger Federer is a global phenomenon. From his humble beginnings as a temperamental teenager to becoming symbol of enduring greatness, The Master is the definitive biography of a global icon who is both beloved and yet intensely private. But his path from temperamental, bleach-blond teenager with dubious style sense to one of the greatest, most self-possessed and elegant of competitors has been a long-running act of will, not destiny. He not only had a great gift. He had grit. With access to Federer''s inner circle, including his wife, Mirka, his longtime trainer and based on one-on-one interviews with Federer, legendary sports reporter Chris Clarey''s account will be a must read retrospective for the loyal sports fans, and anyone interested in the inner workings of unfaltering excellence. The Master tells the story of Federer''s life and career on both an intimate and grand scale.
A bold look at the creative, controversial, and vibrant history of skateboarding, and the amazing skaters who continually reinvent it.
Skateboarding isn't just a recreational activity, but a professional sport, lifestyle, art form, and cultural phenomenon. The striking book Four Wheels and a Board captures its spirited history, iconic skateboarders, diverse community, and the palpable passion of the people who love it. It includes contributions from the most influential names in the game, including Rodney Mullen, Tony Hawk, Mimi Knoop, and more.
The gorgeously designed book presents objects, artifacts, and photographs from the Smithsonian's collections that exemplify the vitality and innovation of skate culture. Book chapters are organized chronologically by decade from the '60s to present day, starting with 20th-century surfboards, moving through technological changes, the disappearance of skate parks, the rise of social media and collaborations, and ending with never-before-seen objects from the 2020 Summer Olympics, where skateboarding made its historic Olympic debut.
Largely invented by youth, skateboarding has attracted punks, misfits, and dreamers looking for somewhere to belong. The book features skateboards and skaters who open dialogues about race, the gender binary, queerness, the displacement of Native people, and so much more, shining a light on people and places not often represented in traditional skateboard history. Four Wheels and a Board is a fresh look at a transformative culture, and one hell of a ride.
A visually stunning exploration of female surfers from around the world, with profiles of 25 inspiring women and 250 photos showcasing their favorite breaks, boards, and lifestyles.
Women Making Waves is a visual celebration of surfing as seen through the eyes of women from the United States, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Australia, and beyond. It features twenty-five women who are breaking new ground in the worlds of surfing, environmental protection, and their own professions, inviting you to come along with them at dawn patrol at their favorite wave breaks. Through candid interviews on the challenges and rewards of a life spent surfing and immersive photography featuring the surfers in their homes and at their local spots, Lara Einzig aims to inspire the next generation of women to take to the water.
This book - the first of its kind - explores the design story behind football, diving into how design has been used to push the game to its technical and emotional limits. From the master planning of the new Tottenham Hotspur stadium and the innovative materials used in today's boots, to the graphic design of the Juventus team logo and the grassroots initiatives pushing back against the sport's commercialisation, this book provides a rare insight into the people and processes that have made football what it is today.
More than 200 carefully curated photographs - of FIFA World Cup posters, fan culture from across Europe and South America, and cutting-edge kit and equipment - tell the story of a changing game, from the earliest days of men's and women's professional football to today's era of e-sports and vast TV audiences.
Accompanying a Design Museum exhibition of the same title, this book features informed and sometimes provocative contributions from figures across the world of football and design, from analyst Statman Dave and broadcaster Martin Tyler, to architect Jacques Herzog and VP of design at adidas Sam Handy. The diverse perspectives in this catalogue reveal the extraordinary richness of the game's design legacy, and cast new light on its future.
** 2020 TELEGRAPH SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR ** DOUBLE WINNER: BEST AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF 2020 & BEST OVERALL SPORTS BOOK OF 2020 ________________________________ ''Incredible stories... you don''t have to be a boxing fan to enjoy it'' SCOTT MILLS, BBC RADIO 1 ''One of sport''s most heart-warming stories'' SUNDAY TIMES , SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR '' A must-read for any boxing fan .'' WORLD BOXING NEWS '' If you know someone who is a fan of the People''s Champion then they''ll love this. '' TALKSPORT XMAS GIFT GUIDE The extraordinary story of the rise and fall and rise again of Tyson Fury... THE GYPSY KING. A Manchester lad from Irish Traveller stock, born three months premature and weighing just a pound at birth, Tyson (named after his father''s boxing hero) grew up to become one of the most unlikely heavyweight champions in history. This ''dream come true'' soon turned to nightmare, however, as alcohol and cocaine abuse took hold and Tyson was stripped of his titles. What followed was the darkest moment of his life - detailed in this book for the first time - in which he came within seconds of ending everything. THE PEOPLE''S CHAMPION. Like all the greatest stories, though, there is redemption and Tyson defies all the odds and literally drags himself to his feet. 10 million people around the globe watched Fury fight Wilder in the biggest fight of the boxing calendar. Speaking candidly about his struggles with mental health, this is Tyson Fury as you have never seen him before. A BRITISH ICON. ________________________________ Behind the Mask is an unflinching autobiography from the greatest boxer of our time and a man who has demonstrated strength of a very different kind by conquering his demons. ________________________________ ''It''s a great book, if I could read, I''d buy it'' BILLY JOE SAUNDERS, WBO World Super-Middleweight Champion ''I didn''t believe boxers could be role models, but Tyson Fury has changed my mind... This 30-year-old Mancunian has made us all think twice about the possibilities of redemption.'' SIMON KELNER, INDEPENDENT ''Tyson Fury has become Britain''s most unlikely inspirational figure... the sight of a broken Fury caught a mood with the public. Never was the epithet "People''s Champion" more apt'' RON LEWIS, THE TIMES ''Tyson Fury is an amazing real-life champion'' SYLVESTER STALLONE , star of Rocky ''You may not have any interest in boxing at all and you will find this story about Tyson''s life fascinating '' BBC RADIO 5 LIVE '' An unusual, heartening story , nicely told. There is much to amaze and admire'' SUNDAY TIMES
In 1959, Liverpool Football Club were in the Second Division. Fifteen seasons later, Liverpool Football Club had won three League titles, two FA Cups and the UEFA Cup. Their manager was Bill Shankly. This book tells the story of the rise of Liverpool Football Club and Bill Shankly.
Ce beau livre illustré recense 7 voyages à faire sur les meilleurs spots de surf en Europe. Entre le Pays Basque français, la Bretagne et la Cantabrie en Espagne, ce livre présente des incontournables du surf et des pics moins connus, et donne les meilleures adresses de restaurants de plage, d'hôtels design, de visites architecturales et de road trips dans leurs alentours.
The torchbearer of the barefoot running movement, sparked by his global bestseller Born to Run , Chris McDougall offers practical training advice for embracing the ultrarunning lifestyle. Co-written with long-time coach and running ally Eric Orton, You Were Born to Run teaches every runner, new or experienced, exactly how to change their biomechanics, clean up their diets, heal their injuries, adapt to healthier footwear, and prepare for their dream challenge. Fully illustrated with photographs of perfect form training techniques, strength exercises and perfect form progression, it includes: - A 90-day perfect run reboot programme - equally suited for complete beginners and veteran runners looking to restart and rebuild - A solid primer about food choices and the optimal athlete-in-training eating plan with power-up snack recipes - Incredible techniques for running with dogs and baby strollers - Advice on kit, terrain and building supportive communities around yourself Punctuated with tales about diverse runners from all walks of life, You Were Born to Run is the ultimate training guide for anyone looking to adopt this incredible lifestyle with Chris and Eric''s unique advice.
The brilliant, inspirational next book by the author of the incredible No. 1 bestseller FIRST MAN IN. Without fear, there''s no challenge. Without challenge, there''s no growth. Without growth, there''s no life. Ant Middleton is no stranger to fear: as a point man in the Special Forces, he confronted fear on a daily basis, never knowing what lay behind the next corner, or the next closed door. In prison, he was thrust into the unknown, cut off from friends and family, isolated with thoughts of failure and dread for his future. And at the top of Everest, in desperate, life-threatening conditions, he was forced to face up to his greatest fear, of leaving his wife and children without a husband and father. But fear is not his enemy. It is the energy that propels him. Thanks to the revolutionary concept of the Fear Bubble, Ant has learned to harness the power of fear and understands the positive force that it can become. Fear gives Ant his edge, allowing him to seek out life''s challenges, whether that is at home, pushing himself every day to be the best father he can be, or stuck in the death zone on top of the world in a 90mph blizzard. In his groundbreaking new book, Ant Middleton thrillingly retells the story of his death-defying climb of Everest and reveals the concept of the Fear Bubble, showing how it can be used in our lives to help us break through our limits. Powerful, unflinching and an inspirational call to action, The Fear Bubble is essential reading for anyone who wants to push themselves further, harness their fears and conquer their own personal Everests.
As Kieran Read prepares to call time on his distinguished New Zealand career at the end of the Rugby World Cup, this is the open and honest life story of one of rugby's greatest players, a legendary All Black and a two-time World Cup winner. Kieran Read first played for the All Blacks as a 23-year-old in 2008 and since then has amassed more than a century of Test appearances in the famous jersey. Now, after a stellar provincial, club and international career - including back-to-back World Cup victories - the New Zealand captain writes openly and honestly about his time in the game. Read takes to these pages with his trademark determination, lifting the lid on the unique pressures of succeeding as captain the most celebrated All Black of all time (Richie McCaw). He outlines the decisions that molded his career and uncovers the skills of the coaches who shaped him, while offering readers an inside account of how the world's greatest team functions and thrives. Read unpacks the emotional toll of injury and the ignominy of defeat, neatly illustrating the intense experience of representing a rugby-obsessed nation while delivering a masterclass in how to manage the many demands on the mind and on the body. Forthright and frank, Read's well-respected views on the game and its future are a must-read for rugby fans, and his take on the myriad personalities and the peccadilloes of his team-mates, coaches and opponents will be sure to surprise and delight. From the playing fields of Papakura to the summit of the sport, Read has faced every challenge head on. His life story if no exception.
Shortlisted for the 2017 Cross Sports Book Awards Best Biography of the Year Bryant is one of basketball's greatest-ever players, a fascinating and complicated character who says he knew when he was a boy that he would be better than Michael Jordan. Aloof and uncompromising, Bryant is the grand enigma of American professional basketball, easily the most driven player in the history of the sport, the absolute master of study and preparation. But his career has also been one of almost constant conflict: with his teammate Shaquille O'Neal; with Phil Jackson, coach of the championship-winning Lakers team that Kobe led; with the law; with his wife Vanessa; and with so many of his contemporaries, opponents and teammates. Comprehensive and unflinching, Showboat unravels the conundrum that is Kobe Bryant.
The next in our beautiful Epic series celebrates the fastest growing activity in the world - recreational running.
We cover great running routes, from fun and scenic short runs to must-do marathons that go beyond New York and London to include Kyoto, the Great Wall of China and Norway's night-time half.
Includes amazing experiences like running with the Tarahumara in Mexico's Sierra Madre.
Engaging accounts and photography will inspire readers to lace up their running shoes.
A toolkit of practical details to help readers plan their own trips.
40th anniversary edition of the classic sports psychology bestseller.