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Dare to Tri

My Journey from the BBC Breakfast Sofa to Team GB Triathlete
Narrated by: Louise Minchin
Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
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Summary

The amazing story of TV presenter Louise Minchin's journey from the BBC Breakfast sofa to representing Great Britain at the World Triathlon Championships. This is a warmly written and wonderfully honest adventure through sport that will both entertain and inspire.

It started out as a fun BBC Breakfast cycling stunt in 2012 and culminated in Louise Minchin wearing the colours of Team GB at the World Triathlon Championship in 2015. This is the story of how a newly discovered sport became a passion and then an obsession.

Dare to Tri: An Adventure in Triathlon charts Louise Minchin's incredible journey as she rediscovers competitive sport after 30 years and takes her first tentative steps as a triathlete. As her performances improve, there's a realisation that representing TeamGB in her age group is a possibility, and the book tells of her plucky attempt to achieve this almost-unthinkable goal.

It is an adventure not without its challenges as Louise has to overcome personal nerves, a brutal training regime, the odd bike crash and the occasional drama such as swimming with jellyfish and getting stuck in a loo before a race. Along the way Louise rediscovers the forgotten joys of sport and receives surprising rewards in the form of being an unexpected inspiration to others. There is also the added bonus of newfound respect from her teenage daughters and the realisation of the important role mothers play in inspiring girls to continue to enjoy sport.

©2018 Louise Minchin (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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inspirational! A joy to listen too.

The fastest book I have listened to. Really enjoyed the journey Louise has gone on and glad she shared it.Even thinking about taking up running again after a 25 year break.
Well read by Louise.
If you enjoy sport and want to listen to someone's ups and down,trying to achieve their goals,this is a smashing,inspirational read.

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Delighted with “Dare to Tri”

I was unsure if this book would relate to me as I’m only new to the sport . I was delighted with the detail and the encounters Louise gave about her story . The information was most helpful while also being honest and engaging with her audience . Louise did a fantastic job writing this book. I was most disappointed when the book was over as I felt I got to know her a bit through her words , she’s like a butterfly lively and full of life then she was gone . Thanks I felt so connected , can’t wait for the next book .

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inspirational - especially if you're over forty!<br />

This is a very interesting book and very well read by Louise. Thoroughly enjoyable apart from occasionally giving me pre-race jitters when all I was doing was sitting on a train listening to her description!

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Great book!

Such a great realistic story. One of only 2 books I have read straight through - Great read.

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Fantastic!

Loved this book! Finished in a day which was a shame but the story is really engaging. It is so refreshing to hear from a female triathlete!!

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So inspiring

ABSOLUTELY loved this, I really didn't want to have to press stop! I was gutted when it ended. I did pick up a few Tri trips along the way too. Defo worth a listen/read.

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A National Treasure!

Louise narrates her own story and it is absolutely brilliant, uplifting and inspirational.
The journey of her baby steps into the gruelling world of Tri-Athlon is about as good as it gets in making anyone of a certain age really believe they can make the changes they want to in the life.
It's superbly read by her and it's engaging and informative. I absolutely love this book.
Can you become a Tri-Athlete overnight? Of course not, but Louise explains how she did it sensibly and gradually and if you follow her path, then you too can do it....just try to keep up with her!

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Inspired to Tri

I very much enjoyed this book. A great motivational story whether you want to start triathlons or not. Let the training begin!

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Inspiring read!

I bought this book after listening to a really inspiring talk by Louise. I've done 2 triathlons in my life and my first one happened to be the exact same one Louise did! I loved hearing all about how Louise trained for all the events and it's amazing the determination she has, it's definitely inspired me to sign up to another tri!

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loved it. so inspiring. recently completed Blenheim as a team. terrified of open water and not a good swimmer, managed to overcome huge anxiety and managed to complete it . so elated!! totally relate to all Louise has over come . massive achievement. I am in awe