Every second counts-MANENDRA SHUKLAPresentation Transcript
EVERY SECOND COUNTS BY LANCE ARMSTRONG Review by ManendraShukla
EVERY SECOND COUNTS Author - Lance Armstrong Genre - BiographyLanguage - EnglishFormat - Hardcover, Paperback & E-bookPublisher - Random House large Print Place - New York
LANCE EDWARD ARMSTRONG Born in september 1971 in Texas, US. A professional road racing cyclist. Winner of ‘Tour de France’ for a record breaking seven conse- cutive years from 1999 to 2005. The only person to win ‘Tour de France’ seven times. Retired from racing in 2005. Comeback in 2009. Third place in 2009 ‘Tour de France’ .
ACHIEVEMENTS In 1999, he was named ABC's Wide World of Sports Athlete of the Year. In 2002, Sports Illustrated magazine named him Sportsman of the Year. He was also named Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year for 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005. He received ESPN's ESPY Award for Best Male Athlete in 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006, and won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Overseas Personality Award in 2003. Armstrong retired from racing on July 24, 2005 at the end of the 2005 Tour de France.
ARMSTRONG DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER Lance Armstrong won a world title in bicycle racing before his first full season as a professional. At 25, he won the World Championships, the Tour Du Pont and multiple Tour de France. Then he found out in 1996 he had cancer. His cancer then spread throughout his stomach, lungs and brain. If cancer is testicular cancer & discovered early, a man is usually given a 70% chance of survival. Because, Armstrong says he ignored warning signals, his chances of survival dropped as low as 40%.
ARMSTRONG’S BATTLE WITH CANCER Armstrong didn't give up and this year he won the Tour de France race for the second year in a row--the major race in the world for bicyclists. The race lasts 2,274 miles over , 23 day test of stamina and courage. Armstrong got to that point by not giving up. He said he declared himself a cancer survivor, not a cancer victim. He had chemotherapy and surgery. He had a physical treatment program , a competitive spirit and a support system. He was declared cancer free. "In 1996, two months before I was diagnosed, the illness was raging," Armstrong said in an interview with Associated Press. He says thirty years ago, 95 percent of those who had testicular cancer died, but today 95 percent survive. "In 2,000, I'm not much of a miracle," he explained "Thirty years ago, yes it would have been a miracle."
LANCE EDWARD ARMSTONGContd… Founder of Lance Armstrong Foundation (1997) for cancer research. Became world hero on winning 1999 ‘Tour de France’ after surviving life-threatening testicular cancer. First book ‘Its Not About the Bike’(1999) became an inspiration to millions across the world.
EVERY SECOND COUNTS Deals with his life-story in the aftermath of cancer. Story of his record ‘Tour de France’ wins and an Olympic medal. Records of his personal life. Description of constant struggle with work-life balance. Work of his Foundation for cancer affected people. Contd…
“Generally, one of the hardest things in the world to do is something twice” Every second does count in life and how to make best use of it. A book about the triumph of human spirit. Story of the wonders a man can do with will-power, determination and perseverance. An inspirational tale which presents his life philosophy. Contd…
Contd… Story of achievements and losses, success and failure. Significance of team spirit. Challenge of living in the aftermath of cancer. Cost of success-doping accusations, break-down of marriage, coping with celebrity status.
EVERY SECOND COUNTS-A STORY OF HOPE ‘My house is burnt but I can see the sky.’ ‘A life spent defensively, worried, is to me a life wasted.’ ‘Life, to me is a series of false limits and my challenge as an athlete to explore the limits on a bike. It was my challenge as a human being to explore them in a sick bed.’ ‘A life of unbroken success is not only impossible, it is probably not even good for you.’
“Every Second Counts captures the mind set of a man who has ‘beaten’ incredible odds and considered ‘each day an opportunity for excellence”