I'm Here to Win

  • by Chris McCormack, Tim Vandehey
  • Narrated by Howard Brunner, Chris McCormack
  • 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

As the winner of the 2010 Ironman Championship in Kona, Hawaii, Chris "Macca" McCormack may be the world's greatest athlete. In I'm Here to Win, McCormack shares his story, along with training tips and practical advice to help listeners develop their own routines, diet, exercise programs, and race strategies.
Chris McCormack has dedicated his life to training for - and winning - the Ironman World Championships, 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 of 26.2 miles, all while battling harsh conditions and their own willpower. In 2010, McCormack won the Ironman World Championship for the second time at 37 years old - a testament to his fitness and endurance.
Macca's journey to athletic greatness is more than just one of physical perseverance. After coming in fourth in Hawaii last year, Macca returned to the island chanting, "I'm here to win!" He had a new mental game plan in place that brought him first across the finish line.
In this much-anticipated book, Macca shares his playbook and reveals everything it takes - mind, body, and spirit - to become a champion.
In addition to his Ironman wins in Hawaii, Macca holds the record for the most triathlon race wins ever and it's his winning strategies and mindset that he now brings to the listener in I'm Here to Win.
For weekend warriors who casually compete to seasoned veterans who race every weekend, armchair athletes looking for an extra push, and everyone in between,I'm Here to Win provides riveting insight into the mind of a great champion with excitement and inspiration in every minute.


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Customer Reviews

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Great way to pass the miles...

As a cyclist who spends many a ride scarfing down a new book, this one was purchased on a whim. Not really a fan of Triathlon, but knowing a tiny amount about "Macca" from seeing the 2010 edition of Kona Ironman on TV and the obvious rivalry portrayed, I thought this would be an interesting listen. Definitely the case. For anyone looking for a good personal story about going against the grain and achieving greatness this is an entertaining listen. At first the Aussie reader was a bit of an adjustment, but I settled in fine after a while and it's only fitting considering the source. In addition to a neat story, there are great tips and tid bits that will probably find me purchasing the hard copy to further review. Will definitely listen to this one again.
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- Brian

It takes an Ironman to finish

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Chris needed to focus more on racing and not his record in racing

Would you ever listen to anything by Chris McCormack and Tim Vandehey again?

No. The writing suffered from being in the first person, and came across very negative and preachy. Chapter after chapter the rant continued. And chapter after chapter he keeps telling you and telling you and telling you how great he is. To sum it up: he is great, and won a lot more then anyone else.

Well, I came into the book with no Idea who Chris was. I learned that he is an amazing athlete, and in 3 sports! But the more I listen the less of an amazing person he became. I kept listening in the hopes that the main character would grow up a bit and learn something from his suffering/racing. I stopped reading about 4 hours in. Which would have put me somewhere in the bike part of the race.

What character would you cut from I'm Here to Win?

The ranting Chris.

Any additional comments?

If you are an age grouper. Or someone who wants positive motivation about the sports you love. Skip this book and find another. This book is about winning. And winning can only be shared by one man... Chris...

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- Robert

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-23-2011
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio