The Genius of Athletes: What World-Class Competitors Know That Can Change Your Life


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About the Author

Noel Brick, PhD, is a British Psychological Society-chartered psychologist, a lecturer in sport and exercise psychology at Ulster University, and a researcher on the psychology of endurance performance. He has published research in the most prestigious sport and exercise science journals, such as Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise (flagship journal of the American College of Sports Medicine) and Psychology of Sport and Exercise (flagship journal of the European Federation of Sport Psychology). He has presented his research at global academic conferences, including the annual congresses of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, the British Psychological Society, the European College of Sport Science, and the European Federation of Sport Psychology. Noel has completed more than thirty marathons and ultramarathons. He is a native of Kerry and lives in County Antrim, Ireland.
Scott Douglas is a contributing writer for Runner's World, and has held senior editorial positions at Runner's World and Running Times. He is the author or coauthor of several books, including Running Is My Therapy, Strong Minds, Advanced Marathoning, and the New York Times bestsellers Meb for Mortals and 26 Marathons. He has written about fitness and health for Slate, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, and Outside, among other outlets. Scott has run more than 100,000 miles since taking up the sport in 1979. He lives in South Portland, Maine.


Highlights the mental strategies elite athletes employ to get an edge on their competition.-- "The New York Times"
The biggest limits are the ones in your head--which is why this remarkable and authoritative roadmap to the amazingly versatile tools of modern sports psychology is so powerful and widely applicable. Clearly explained and rigorously researched, this book will help you take practical steps to unlock your full potential.--Alex Hutchinson, New York Times-bestselling author of Endure
Required reading for ambitious dreamers, this is the training toolkit I didn't know I needed. The Genius of Athletes is the mental equivalent of lacing up your sneakers next to a trusted teammate--it's guaranteed inspiration to get you up and moving in the right direction.--Beck Dorey-Stein, author of the New York Times bestseller From the Corner of the Oval
The benefit of sports for people with busy lives and demanding careers is not simply about keeping in shape or the pounds off. Brick and Douglas show that the genius of athletes isn't just in their physical successes, but what they can teach us about managing a life, not overthinking things, and how to keep trekking even when quitting seems the obvious course.--Juliette Kayyem, senior lecturer at Harvard's Kennedy School and former Assistant Secretary, Department of Homeland Security
Essential cross-training for your mind, revealing the secrets of athletic success, applicable to chasing personal bests, a promotion, or anything else worth your striving.--Deena Kastor, Olympic medalist and author of the New York Times bestseller Let Your Mind Run
Offers concrete insights that can be applied to everyday life, whether you consider yourself an athlete or not.--Brad Stulberg, bestselling author of Peak Performance