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As Good as Gold 1 Woman, 9 Sports, 10 Countries, and a 2-Year Quest to Make the Summer Olympics

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ISBN-10: 1933060530

ISBN-13: 9781933060538

Edition: N/A

Authors: Kathryn Bertine, Kathrine Switzer

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Imagine George Plimpton. Except with real athletic ability. And hers"s a woman. And shers"s taken on a challenge that makesPaper Lionlook like a brisk game of Go Fish. Meet Kathryn Bertine, elite triathlete, former professional figure skater, and starving artist. Just as her personal and professional dreams begin to crumble in the summer of 2006, ESPN stakes her to a dream: Take two years to make the 2008 summer Olympics in Beijing.As Good As Goldis the heroic, hilarious account of Bertiners"s serial exertions in the realms of triathlon, modern pentathlon, team handball, track cycling, road cycling, rowing, open water swimming, racewalking, and-fasten your seatbelts-luge. On her journey,…    
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 5/4/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Foreword
How It All Began
On Your Mark, Get Set
Pentathlon Is Hard
Water Break: Letters to a Potential Sponsor
Night of the Mangled Carcass
Water Break: The Yogafication of Sports Bras
The Birth of Doable
Water Break: Nasal Reconstruction
Picking Up the Night Shift
Water Break: The Hydration Game
Two and a Half Women
Water Break: Fan Mail
Sack of Potatoes
Bloody Big Freakin' Jellyfish
Water Break: Mental Earplugs
To Be Oar Not to Be
Water Break: Letter to Myself as a Fifteen-Year-Old Athlete
Switching Gears
Water Break: The Olympics According to Phlegon
U.S. National U-Turn Championships
Water Break Failure, Rejection, Sacrifice, Equality, and Yoda
Hips on Fire
Water Break: Writing, Sports, and My Great, Great Pierre
1-800-Polands
Hope Hides in the Strangest of Places
Water Break: Bicycle Conversation With Man on a Harley Davidson at the Intersection of Sabino Canyon and Tanque Verde Roads, Tucson
From Small Acorns Do Big Oak Trees Grow
All Hail the WonderMinion
The Great Wall of Chinese Cyclists
Potholes and Jesus in South America
Water Break: How to Love a Female Athlete
It Only Feels Like You're Dying
The Tropicana Folder of Inner Peace
Water Break: The Price Tag of an Olympic Dream
Epilogue: Turn Your Brain Off and Suffer
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