Square One: Returning to Life and Competitive Running after My Devastating Stroke


Super Savings Item! Save 39% on the Square One: Returning to Life and Competitive Running after My Devastating Stroke by Skyhorse at SADC Network. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. Dirk Vlieks was at the top of his game. At the age of thirty-two he was a top-ranked triathlete with numerous Ironman finishes under his belt. That all changed in an instant one day in June of 2006 when he stepped groggily from his bike in Honu, Hawaii, and collapsed. He had suffered a stroke so devastating that by the time he reached the hospital, a doctor told his wife to prepare to turn off the machines keeping him alive. Vlieks spent the next two months in intensive care before he was strong


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Dirk Vlieks was at the top of his game. At the age of thirty-two he was a top-ranked triathlete with numerous Ironman finishes under his belt. That all changed in an instant one day in June of 2006 when he stepped groggily from his bike in Honu, Hawaii, and collapsed. He had suffered a stroke so devastating that by the time he reached the hospital, a doctor told his wife to prepare to turn off the machines keeping him alive. Vlieks spent the next two months in intensive care before he was strong enough to begin a rehabilitation program that included learning to speak, talk, eat, and walk again. His first weaving assisted walks turned later to slow jogs, then short runs. Five years later, he returned to Hawaii to finish the race in which he nearly died. He would then run the New York City Marathon. In Square One: Returning to Life and Competitive Running After My Devastating Stroke, Vlieks shares his inspirational story about persevering against all odds. It has not been a smooth ride, and he continues to work—and run and inspire. His mission now is to help energize and motivate others to live their lives with determination and joy.

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Brand:
Skyhorse
Manufacturer:
Skyhorse
Category:
Sports Health & Safety
Release Date:
2017-05-16
EAN:
9781510721005
ISBN:
1510721002
Genre:
SPORTS & RECREATION
Author:
Dirk Vlieks
Publisher:
Skyhorse
Creator:
Amby Burfoot
Publication Date:
2017-05-16
Binding:
Hardcover
Item Weight:
0.9 pounds
Item Size:
1 x 10 x 6.5 inches
Package Weight:
0.9 pounds
Package Size:
5.98 x 0.91 x 9.09 inches

 


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