Four years have finally passed, and you know what that means – no not a lunar eclipse – the Olympics! Today, the opening ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics will mark the official start of the competitions. Let the games begin!
Every new Olympics brings stories of inspiration, courage, and perseverance; and even though you may not be in China to personally witness them, Lulu has plenty of stories of athletic glory that are sure to give you goosebumps.
When you think of world-class runners several notable names come to mind- Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Carl Lewis, and, of course, Steve Prefontaine or “Pre.” Steve Prefontaine – Rocketman (), written by Bree Donovan and the late runner’s, sister, Linda Prefontaine, is the true story of Pre told through the eyes and voice of the fictional character Owen Morgan.
Donovan, a social service educator, became inspired by Prefontaine after watching a movie about his life on television and wanted to bring his story to the kids she worked with.
Of course, if you are looking for a moving sports story directed at an older audience, then check out The Gift – A Runner’s Story written by Paul Maurer. This novel centers on runner Brett Rogers and his quest for personal and athletic redemption.
If reading about other people’s athletic glory leaves you wanting to experience some for yourself in, say, gymnastics, Lulu even has a book for you
In the guide Gymnastics Drills and Conditioning Exercises , author and gymnast coach Karen M. Goeller can have you tumbling your way to the gold in no time.
Don’t sit on the sidelines if you have your own story to tell. Use Lulu.com to publish your own tale of Olympic greatness.