PRO Chasing the Dream is the new memoir by former Challenge Roth and Abu Dhabi International Triathlon champion Rasmus Henning, and it’s now available in English to download as an eBook from Amazon or www.prochasingthedream.com
The book is Henning’s journal between Ironman Hawaii 2010 and Ironman Hawaii 2011 and follows the Danish athlete through victorys and defeats, confidence and doubt, whilst he tries to conquer his ultimate goal: first place at the Ironman World Championship.
"It provides a frank insight into one of the most difficult years of my career," said Henning. "As a professional athlete I put my heart and soul into the sport of triathlon, and as euphoric as I am about the big victories, I get just as deeply disappointed when things go wrong. I’m so passionate about my athletic career that the defeats haunt me, and my fight against those demons is one of the things you can read about.
"My goal with this book has been to give the whole picture of the athlete and the person behind Rasmus Henning. I think many people have a glorified picture of being a professional athlete, because you mostly see us when we are on top, capturing great victories and big prize checks, or doing media appearances. Only rarely do you hear the story behind the DNF’s, the bad results or huge disappointments, or get behind the scenes of the defeats or the fight to bounce back. Those don’t get much attention because fans want to see and listen to winners."
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