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Racing for Recovery: From Addict to Ironman

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Todd Crandell’s drug use and drinking destroyed his life. In his 20s, he had gone from being a promising student to a homeless, starving, and drug-addicted ghost of himself. After several brutal and harrowing encounters with rock-bottom, he decided to quit cold-turkey; then he took up triathlons, and found that athletic effort helped him overcome his addictions. He now competes regularly in full Ironman triathlons, works as a professional speaker and drug counselor, and runs a foundation (Racing for Recovery) ...

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Overview

Todd Crandell’s drug use and drinking destroyed his life. In his 20s, he had gone from being a promising student to a homeless, starving, and drug-addicted ghost of himself. After several brutal and harrowing encounters with rock-bottom, he decided to quit cold-turkey; then he took up triathlons, and found that athletic effort helped him overcome his addictions. He now competes regularly in full Ironman triathlons, works as a professional speaker and drug counselor, and runs a foundation (Racing for Recovery) helping others to use sports and positive endeavor to escape addiction. A mesmerizing, inspirational story of self-destruction and resurrection.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781891369612
  • Publisher: Breakaway Books
  • Publication date: 4/1/2006
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 628,137
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Todd Crandell is widely recognized as a leading expert on substance abuse. He has overcome a thirteen-year addiction to drugs and alcohol. He is the founder of Racing for Recovery, an organization dedicated to preventing all forms of substance abuse and providing positive alternatives for those battling addiction. He regularly competes in triathlons to bring awareness to his organization. John Hanc is a contributing writer for Newsday and a frequent contributor to Runner's World magazine. He is the author The Essential Runner and The FORCE Program, among other books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2006

    INSPIRING!!!!

    What an amazing and truly inspiring book this is. I read it all in one sitting and could not put it down. This books really captures the struggle of addiction and provides a message of hope to the millions suffering with alcohol and drug related problems. Bravo Todd, for offering this amazing true story to the world.

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