Amazing Pace

The Story of Olympic Champion Michael Phelps from Sydney to Athens to Beijing
Author(s): Paul McMullen
Original Publish Date: Aug 08, 2006
Product Number: EB00725709
Released: May 10, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781609616786
Publisher: Rodale Books
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A vibrant portrait of American swimmer Michael Phelps-the dominant athlete at the 2004 Olympics-who has relentlessly pushed himself, promoted his sport, and appears poised to ultimately accumulate the most gold medals in Olympic history Before he was old enough to have a driver's license, Michael Phelps had a world record. Before he ever took a college class or turned 20, he had earned distinction by winning 8 medals-6 gold and 2 bronze-at the Athens Olympics, the most in non-boycotted Games. Along the way, he captivated an American television audience and confounded the critics who questioned his ambition. Amazing Pace: - provides the most revealing look yet at a young man who became a world-class athlete before he had the chance to grow up-by respected Baltimore Sun journalist Paul McMullen, who followed Phelps's rise from an obscure 14-year-old to the most scrutinized competitor at the world's biggest sporting event - details the plotting of his career, from turning professional at age 16, to the management of the first crises he encountered Paul McMullen's 5 years of observation add dramatic context to the life of a young athlete whose rise to prominence coincided with the tumult of the first Summer Olympics after 9/11. No Olympian has ever earned 10 gold medals in a career, but Michael Phelps is on pace to achieve that milestone at the 2008 Games in Beijing, China.

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