The Art of Competition (Hardcover)

By Mark Allen, Nick Borelli (By (photographer))

Grip Press, 9780989511513, 224pp.

Publication Date: June 15, 2014

List Price: 40.00*
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This is an iconic combination of inspirational quotes forged in the heat of competition and blended with breathtaking photos from the world of nature. Brief chapters address topics essential to master for excellence, like fear, change, and turning life into art. As a presentation of words and images, the book brings forth ideas, solutions, and ways to move forward that never present themselves through logic. It relieves the outcome of being important to bestow the highest significance to the exact moment at hand, when nothing else matters. That focus quiets the mind, initiates stillness, and opens up every facet of one's being in order to lock in and ignite the potential just waiting to be catalyzed moment by moment. When past and future disappear, and winning and losing are forgotten, competition subsides, leaving the only possibility that anything is possible.

About the Author

Mark Allen is a six-time Hawaii Ironman Triathlon World Champion. His racing career stands as one of the greatest in all of sports. He was voted the Greatest Endurance Athlete of All Time by ESPN in 2012. He lives in Santa Cruz, California. Nick Borelli is a photographer whose work honors the ever-changing planet while incorporating subtle movement to enhance the amazing world we live in. His images capture broad views to express vastness, but also concentrate on little pieces that make the earth so special. He lives in Aptos, California.

Praise For The Art of Competition

"The true artistic gift is the ability to see—or perhaps 'sense'—something others cannot quite put their finger. That is what Mark has done here, capturing the inner terrain of the true competitor through photographs and quote-poems, unlike anything I have seen before."  —Jim Collins, author, Great by Choice