Relentless: Secrets of the Sporting Elite by Alistair Brownlee
In his quest to define 'sporting greatness', double Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee has spent nearly 4 years interviewing and training with some of the greatest minds in sport to discover what it takes to become - and remain - a champion.
From the age of 10 Alistair Brownlee has been obsessed with being the very best, and not just improving his sporting performance across his three specialist triathlon disciplines of swimming, cycling and running, but also understanding how a winner becomes a dominant champion. Winning gold in consecutive Olympic Games has only strengthened this need and desire.
Over the last 4 years Alistair has been on a journey to learn from the best, talking to elite figures across multiple sports - including Chris Froome, Ronnie O'Sullivan, Alastair Cook, Paula Radcliffe, Ian Poulter, Shane Williams, Ian Botham, Mark Webber and AP McCoy - as well as leading thinkers and scientists, to understand what enabled these remarkable individuals to rise to the very top, and to push the limits of human capability in their relentless pursuit of perfection.
Alistair uses these fascinating interviews, along with extensive research, to explore a range of sports and environments - athletics, cycling, football, rugby, horseracing, hockey, cricket, golf, motor racing, snooker and ultra-running - to reveal how talent alone is never enough and how hard work, pain, pressure, stress, risk, focus, sacrifice, innovation, reinvention, passion, ruthlessness, luck and even failure can all play a crucial part in honing a winning mentality and achieving sustained success.
Ian Poulter * Ronnie O'Sullivan * Alastair Cook * Paula Radcliffe * Ian Botham * Alex Danson * Michael Owen * Shane Williams * Mark Cavendish * Donna Fraser * Denis Irwin * Anna Hemmings * Richard Dunwoody * Chris Froome * Kilian Jornet * Mark Webber * AP McCoy * Stuart Lancaster