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Athlete Well-Being & grit

Below are the best resources we could find on Athlete Well-Being and grit.

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Never, Ever Give Up | Diana Nyad

In the pitch-black night, stung by jellyfish, choking on salt water, singing to herself, hallucinating Diana Nyad just kept on swimming. And that’s how she finally achieved her lifetime goal as an athlete: an extreme 100-mile swim from Cuba to Florida—at age 64. Hear her story.

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Breaking the Surface

Champions aren’t born, they’re made. The haunting, searingly candid New York Times bestselling memoir of Greg Louganis’ journey to overcome homophobia, colorism, and disability to become one of the best Olympic athletes in the world.

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Six Habits of the Athlete Mindset

What’s the X factor that makes the world’s greatest athletes great? Find out —and learn how to discover it within yourself.

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FindCenterIt’s a simple and generous rule of life that whatever you practice, you will improve at.

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Beneath the Surface: My Story

In this candid memoir, Phelps talks openly about his battle with attention deficit disorder, the trauma of his parents’ divorce, and the challenges that come with being thrust into the limelight.

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Courage to Soar: A Body in Motion, a Life in Balance

Simone Biles’ entrance into the world of gymnastics may have started on a field trip in her hometown of Spring, Texas, but her God-given talent, along with drive to succeed no matter the obstacle, are what brought her to the national spotlight during the Olympic Games and have catapulted her ever...

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The Champion’s Mind: How Great Athletes Think, Train, and Thrive

Even among the most elite performers, certain athletes stand out as a cut above the rest, able to outperform in clutch, game-deciding moments. These athletes prove that raw athletic ability doesn’t necessarily translate to a superior on-field experience—it’s the mental game that matters most.

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The Champion’s Comeback: How Great Athletes Recover, Reflect, and Re-Ignite

Your ultimate guide to overcoming losses and injuries and achieving greatness—on and off the field.

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The Pursuit of Endurance: Harnessing the Record-Breaking Power of Strength and Resilience

Jennifer Pharr Davis, a record holder of the FKT (fastest known time) on the Appalachian Trail, reveals the secrets and habits behind endurance as she chronicles her incredible accomplishments in the world of endurance hiking, backpacking, and trail running.

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Maria Sharapova on the Keys to Building Grit and Discipline

Maria Sharapova moved to the U.S. during the collapse of the Soviet Union when she was just six years old. Though she did not speak a word of English, her skills on the tennis court did all the talking, landing her a scholarship with an elite tennis camp.

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