For more than two decades, journalist Don Yaeger, a former Sports Illustrated editor, had a front-row seat for observing greatness at sports fields, boxing rings, basketball courts, Olympic swimming pools and racing tracks: wherever great athletes competed. Yaeger spent hundreds of hours discussing greatness with elite sports performers. In his solid exploration of how to achieve greatness, Yaeger draws on the inspirational lives and character traits of great athletes. This is great fun – if not exactly great literature – and filled with triumphant stories. getAbstract recommends Yaeger’s insights to athletic adolescents and anyone who loves sports (particularly US sports, given the terminology) and who wants to learn about the personalities of champions.
In this summary, you will learn
- What comprises greatness, and
- How champion athletes embody the 16 primary characteristics of greatness.
About the Author
Don Yaeger, an associate editor at Sports Illustrated for 10 years, is a journalist and the author of numerous books, including Running for My Life, which he co-wrote with Warrick Dunn.
Comment on this summary
6 years agoQuite inspiring one, worth reading
6 years agoyes,it is!
6 years agoGreat read
6 years agoSome great inspirational elements. It would appeal to a broader audience if the athletes profiled were more globally known. Alternatively read the 16 elements and against each consider the sportsmen and women from your country that demonstrate these traits and don't forget the paralympian athletes as I would suggest many of these epitomise the Characteristics of true champions