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by Lorraine Moller

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Author: Lorraine Moller
ISBN: 1877361992
ISBN13: 978-1877361999
Language: English
Publisher: Longacre Press; First Edition edition (2007)
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Through it all, Moller details the rocky relationships, struggles of being a stranger in a strange land (New Zealander transplanted to America), and inevitable highs and lows of competing at a high level on the world stage. In the process, Moller's participation and personality helped drive the legitimization of women's running (the marathon especially). Not only is this book a page turner, but it's also well written, funny and poignant. Worth the effort to track down in the US while we await publication here.

Lorraine Mary Moller MBE (born 1 June 1955) is a former athlete from New Zealand, who competed in track athletics and later specialised in the marathon

Lorraine Mary Moller MBE (born 1 June 1955) is a former athlete from New Zealand, who competed in track athletics and later specialised in the marathon. Moller's international career lasted over 20 years and included winning a silver medal in the marathon at the 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh and a bronze medal in the marathon at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona at the age of 37. A four-time Olympian, she also completed the marathon at the 1984, 1988 and 1996 games.

I followed Lorraine Mollers career as a young teen through to her finale and always admired her as a runner

I followed Lorraine Mollers career as a young teen through to her finale and always admired her as a runner. I knew I would like her book and in parts I did. However what tarnished it for me were her constant snipes and bitchiness towards Anne Audain, which made Lorraine seen flawed and ruined much of it for me, especially as I had always admired Lorraine as a runner. There were many parts Lorraine wrote that if it had been me I'd have left out, however I was very grateful she left them in. Being a runner as well (but nowhere near her level) I know m This book was lent to me by my running partner before we trained for a marathon.

Lorraine Mary Moller (born June 1, 1955 in Putaruru) is a former athlete from New Zealand, who competed in track athletics and later specialised in the . On the Wings of Mercury: The Lorraine Moller Story.

Lorraine Mary Moller (born June 1, 1955 in Putaruru) is a former athlete from New Zealand, who competed in track athletics and later specialised in the marathon. Moller's international career lasted over 20 years and included 3 Commonwealth and 4 Olympic Games.

Special offer from Gary Moller. Sports books are a dime a dozen but this book offers much, much more. It’s the story of Lorraine’s journey, the journey of a great athlete, but above all else, a great person. Purchase Lorraine's Book online before 2nd November 2007 and Lorraine will personally autograph your copy. Special Price for GrownUps visitors. Chris Pilone, Olympic coach to Hamish Carter. This is the most compelling autobiography I have ever read.

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Recently Lorraine wrote her autobiography, On the Wings of Mercury. The book has already reached the top sellers list in New Zealand. As a runner fighting for the right to compete both as a professional and as a women, when women weren’t welcome in many races, perhaps Lorraine, like Mercury, is a messenger and mediator of democracy. Of her book, Peter Snell writes, The most compelling autobiography I have ever read. Longacre Press Audio Interviews. The highlight of her career was winning the Bronze medal in the marathon at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain when she was aged 3. . com's Podcast Interview: "LORRAINE MOLLER: Female running pioneer and Lydiard protégé: "Part 1"and "Part 2".

For IWD, what are your recommendations for the best running books written by women? For mine, I haven't actually read it but I heard Hannah Phillips reading an excerpt from her book No Run Intended once, and it was brilliant. On the Wings of Mercury by Lorraine Moller, raw, and brilliant writing. Marathon Woman by Kathrine Switzer, the chronicles of a trailblazer. 09:08 - 8 мар. 2018 г. 1 ретвит.

Olympic medalist and long distance runner Lorraine Moller, from New Zealand, shares her journey.
Comments to eBook On the Wings of Mercury: The Lorraine Moller Story by Lorraine Moller (2007, Paperback, Illustrated): The Lorraine Moller Story
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Interesting personal insight into the life of a world class athlete growing up in New Zealand and the "Peter Snell" era and early Arthur Lydiard days. Having grown in the time period she describes, I easily identify the athletes and compare her personal details with the outward persona that I perceived of them. The training she did was amazing for her time. She is keeping her promise to promote distance running for the rest of her life by running the LydiardFoundation clinics to continue to help distance runners learn how to be great runners.
Eseve
We knew Lorraine well back in the day. This is an under-recognized piece of running literature. Very well written. Thanks for sharing, Lorraine.
Uyehuguita
This was a wonderful book. Lorraine has a great sense of humor! The book details her up and down struggles over her many years of running competitively. She shares her experience with hospitalization at a young age, and her struggles with her personal life. You also get glimpses of other famous runners and coaches. A must read for distance runner historians!
lacki
This one's a rarity: A memoir from a female elite distance runner (rare in itself, unfortunately) that may also appeal to non-runners. Moller's story is fascinating, from a childhood marked by chronic illness and solitude in the wards of various hospitals, to teenage years marked by low self-esteem, to rising to the heights of athletic success as an adult.

Through it all, Moller details the rocky relationships, struggles of being a stranger in a strange land (New Zealander transplanted to America), and inevitable highs and lows of competing at a high level on the world stage. In the process, Moller's participation and personality helped drive the legitimization of women's running (the marathon especially). Not only is this book a page turner, but it's also well written, funny and poignant. Worth the effort to track down in the US while we await publication here.

I came away with a solid sense of what Moller is like as a runner and as a person. She also shares some great stories about herself and other runners. For example, after reading this book, I know there is a certain German runner to avoid if you see her approaching you with a pair of chopsticks.

I gave it four stars only because I wished Moller had written a bit more about her experiences as a runner: how she trained, how she actually felt during her best and worst races, etc. But that shouldn't deter potential readers, runners or otherwise.
Vathennece
I found this autobiography difficult to put down. Told in the first person (as you would expect) it traces Lorraines life focusing primarily on her running career and the forces which drove and often challenged her. This book was a winner for me because it provided insight into the inner workings of a NZ career athlete. Endearingly Lorraine shares her innermost thoughts, quirkiness and imperfections. I think that it is a MUST READ for every New Zealander and every runner. Inspirational.
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