An Accidental Athlete

An Accidental Athlete

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Middle Age

Book - 2011
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"John Bingham is a beloved evangelist of running. Known by fans as "The Penguin" for his gentle humor and back-of-the-pack speed, Bingham's memoir An Accidental Athlete explores with wit and poignancy his evolution from a bespectacled fat kid in the 1950s to unlikely hero of the modern running movement. Bingham remembers unfulfilled childhood dreams of athletic glory seen through Coke-bottle glasses, his unhealthy sedentary years as he chased a career, and his epiphany at age 43, when he stirred from the couch, found his mojo, became a runner, and rediscovered himself. An Accidental Athlete is a warm, engagingly written, feel-good book for the everday athlete who is sure to recognize him or herself somewhere in these pages"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Velo Press, c2011
ISBN: 9781934030738
Branch Call Number: 796.42092 BIN
Characteristics: vi, 208 p. ; 21 cm


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