Coverart for item
The Resource Square one : returning to life and competitive running after my devastating stroke, Dirk Vlieks ; foreword by Amby Burfoot

Square one : returning to life and competitive running after my devastating stroke, Dirk Vlieks ; foreword by Amby Burfoot

Label
Square one : returning to life and competitive running after my devastating stroke
Title
Square one
Title remainder
returning to life and competitive running after my devastating stroke
Statement of responsibility
Dirk Vlieks ; foreword by Amby Burfoot
Title variation
Square 1
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Dirk Vlieks was at the top of his game. At the age of thirty-two he was a top-ranked triathlete with numerous Ironman finishes under his belt. That all changed in an instant one day in June of 2006 when he stepped groggily from his bike in Honu, Hawaii, and collapsed. He had suffered a stroke so devastating that by the time he reached the hospital, a doctor told his wife to prepare to turn off the machines keeping him alive. Vlieks spent the next two months in intensive care before he was strong enough to begin a rehabilitation program that included learning to speak, talk, eat, and walk again. His first weaving assisted walks turned later to slow jogs, then short runs. Five years later, he returned to Hawaii to finish the race in which he nearly died. He would then run the New York City Marathon. In Square One: Returning to Life and Competitive Running After My Devastating Stroke, Vlieks shares his inspirational story about persevering against all odds. It has not been a smooth ride, and he continues to work--and run and inspire. His mission now is to help energize and motivate others to live their lives with determination and joy
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vlieks, Dirk
Dewey number
616.8/10092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC388.5
LC item number
.V55 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vlieks, Dirk
  • Cerebrovascular disease
  • Runners (Sports)
Label
Square one : returning to life and competitive running after my devastating stroke, Dirk Vlieks ; foreword by Amby Burfoot
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The event -- Queen's -- Motivations -- Transitions -- Training -- The road back home -- The razor's edge -- To the top of Mount Tam -- The gift of ordinary -- Upward, slowly -- Aloha -- Big changes -- An idea takes shape -- The return -- the paths ahead
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 178 pages
Isbn
9781510721005
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • ocn954670359
  • (OCoLC)954670359
Label
Square one : returning to life and competitive running after my devastating stroke, Dirk Vlieks ; foreword by Amby Burfoot
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The event -- Queen's -- Motivations -- Transitions -- Training -- The road back home -- The razor's edge -- To the top of Mount Tam -- The gift of ordinary -- Upward, slowly -- Aloha -- Big changes -- An idea takes shape -- The return -- the paths ahead
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 178 pages
Isbn
9781510721005
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • ocn954670359
  • (OCoLC)954670359

Library Locations

    • Kitsilano Branch Vancouver Public LibraryBorrow it
      2425 Macdonald St., Vancouver, BC, V6K 3Y9, CA
      49.26468 -123.168549
    • Mount Pleasant Branch Vancouver Public LibraryBorrow it
      1 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC, V5T 3H7, CA
      49.264409 -123.100808
Processing Feedback ...