Millions of triathletes around the world know Craig Alexander as 'Crowie' - the formidable triathlete whose sheer talent and disciplined work ethic have earned him three Ironman(r) World Championships and the new world record. In As the Crow Flies stunning black and white photos document what it takes to perform at the highest level of the sport. Celebrated Australian photographer Paul Robbins follows Alexander's most tumultuous season yet - as Crowie balances training with family life, non-stop travel, the ageing athlete's body, and the endless obligations to sponsors and the media. Alexander describes the physical and mental demands of triathlon - which go well beyond the necessary fitness and skills as a swimmer, cyclist and runner.
Full Product DetailsAuthor: Craig Alexander
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint: Bloomsbury Sport
ISBN 10: 1408189860
Publication Date: 10 October 2012
Audience: General/trade , General
Publisher's Status: Active
Availability: In Print
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As the Crow Flies invites readers into Craig Alexander's private life for a never-before-seen glimpse of what it really takes to be world champion. Paul Robbins' photography captures Craig's life in intimate, revealing detail and offers a rare perspective on his legendary work ethic. Paired with Craig's veteran insights, advice and storytelling, this book is a must-have for every fan of the sport. -- Julia Beeson Polloreno, Triathlete magazine editor-in-chief In his new book, Craig Alexander reveals the approach that took his triathlon career to new heights. As the Crow Flies is an intimate look into how Alexander balances his training, traveling, racing and family life. -- Inside Triathlon magazine As you will discover in reading this book, it's no wonder Craig is one of the greatest triathletes ever. As the Crow Flies is filled with riveting stories of commitment, setbacks, focus, and keeping it old school. He is ready for what's thrown at him, whether in training, racing, or life itself. -- From the foreword by Greg Welch, 5-time triathlon world champion I saw Craig for the first time competing in an Olympic-distance race in Pacific Grove, California and, without forecasting his destiny, I recognized his uncanny and innate ability to draw on his internal will and passion to excel...His incredible journey is captured in this brilliant book As the Crow Flies. Not only does it cover his Ironman world record in Kona at the 2011 Championships but it pictorially captures the true essence of the highs and lows of an incredible person and a phenomenal champion. -- Dave Scott, 6-time Ironman World Champion<br> Being a true champion is recognizing that it takes a team to be great. Crowie has done a great job at illustrating this in As the Crow Flies. -- Laura Bennett, 2-time Olympian, 4-time triathlon world championship medalist, 2-time U.S. national champion<br> Now everyone--not just the stratospheric elite of triathlon--can get to know Crowie. --
In Alexander's own words, the book chronicles his journey to the pinnacle of the sport... It also showcases Paul K. Robbins' beautiful black-and-white photography, which offers a rare glimpse into Alexander's private life. Triathlete Europe the book charts - via Paul Robbins' access-all-areas shots - the dedication and drive behind Crowie's record breaking Ironman Hawaii and 70.3 World Championships winning season of 2011... a stylish coffee-table affair...the perfect Christmas present 220Triathlon
Known to fans as 'Crowie', Craig Alexander is three-time Ironman(r) and Ironman 70.3(r) World Champion. Named one of Inside Triathlon magazine's greatest male triathletes of all time, Alexander is respected throughout the triathlon community for his disciplined approach to training and his down to earth personality. Craig lives between New South Wales, Australia, and Boulder, Colorado. Paul K. Robbins is a seasoned veteran photographer, and founder of Monde Photo, a leading photo agency. He lives and works in Australia.
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