Powered From Within: Stories About Running & Triathlon

Powered From Within: Stories About Running & Triathlon

ABOUT Margreet Dietz

Margreet Dietz
Margreet Dietz is the author of four non-fiction books, A Hundred Reasons to Run 100km, Running Shoes Are a Girl’s Best Friend, Powered From Within: Stories About Running & Triathlon and A Work in Progress: Exercises in Writing. She has also written a book of poetry, Sunshine on a wo More...


Powered From Within will motivate runners and triathletes of all levels. Stories include profiles of two-time Ironman world champion Craig Alexander and his preparations for Kona 2009; three-time Paralympian and runner Gerrard Gosens; Ron Stuart who became a steeplechase world champion in his 60s after injury and polio halted his ambitions as a young athlete; Kate Rowe who became an Ironman 70.3 world champion in her 50s after taking out a $25,000 loan to fulfill her dream; and Bernie Millett who at the age of 67 runs a 3:16 marathon. Top running coaches Dave Scott-Thomas and Kevin Smith provide advice on marathon training. Age-group triathletes reveal their strategies to gain a mental advantage on race day. Female triathletes discuss their approach to the sport.
"I love to read books about running - in fact, I just finished Haruki Murakami's What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, which I recommend - and this one was no exception."
- judge for the 18th annual Writer's Digest international self-published book awards

"The author skillfully allows the athletes their own voice and the interviews are informative, inspiring and well paced. I very much enjoyed this book."
- Anthony Donnelly, 3:03 marathoner and multiple Ironman finisher.

"Loved this collection of well-written stories. ... all these stories demonstrate the passion and motivation that makes a sporting lifestyle so much fun. Some amazing characters too. ... A great read!"
- Stephen Elliott, eight-time Ironman finisher.