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Only one man, the Olympic Gold Medalist in the decathlon, is officially deemed the World’s Greatest Athlete. As an orphan who has never met his biological parents, as a recovering alcoholic, as the subject of a timelessly infamous advertising campaign, as the athlete of maybe the most publicized and shocking failure in the history of sports, and as a man who persevered through it all to dominate his sport like few athletes ever have, it is no wonder Track & Field News calls Dan O’Brien’s life, the stuff movies are made of. Clearing Hurdles: The Quest to be the World’s Greatest Athlete is Dan’s story.
The Medal Maker: A Biography of Victor Kovalenko is the story of Victor Kovalenko. This remarkable man shares with Roger Vaughan his ascent to the highest levels of sailing. Victor’s tenacity of pleading with those in authority to gain permission to race sailboats in the former Soviet Union is inspiring. His teams have won more Olympic medals in sailing than those of any other sailing coach in history.