Set to be published on 8 July ahead of the Tokyo Olympic games, Alistair Brownlee’s new self-help book aims to uncover the best kept secrets to sporting success.
With a career spent closely analysing performance and always striving to be the top triathlete in the world, Brownlee must have copious stories and tips to share. Relentless claims to break down not only ‘how a winner becomes a champion’, but how they sustain this success and maintain a winning mentality.
In his quest to define ‘sporting greatness’, double gold Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee has spent the last four years interviewing and training alongside other sporting legends and pioneers. Figures include the likes of Chris Froome, Ronnie O’Sullivan, Alastair Cook, Michael Johnson, Adam Peaty, Paula Radcliffe, Ian Poulter, Shane Williams, Ian Botham, Mark Webber, Ian Thorpe and AP McCoy, as well as leading thinkers and scientists.
Interviews with these greats, coupled with research into different sporting environments and training demands, are used to illuminate the importance of hard work and iron willpower in the face of obstacles at the top end of elite sport. Brownlee deconstructs the idea that success can be found on talent alone, considering instead the essential need for focus, sacrifice, passion and even failure, in order to reach the very top.
Relentless: Secrets of the Sporting Elite is set to be published on 8 July