Watermark is thrilled to host local Wichita author Jennifer Strong McConachie for her latest book Go Multisport on Saturday, February 3rd at 1 p.m. Her latest book is a helpful guide for athletes looking to start multisport events! When you have a passion and skill in multiple sports why not combine them into one event? Go Multisport is an all-in-one resource and handbook for multisport athletes with an introduction to the field of multisport. Jennifer will be at Watermark Book & café doing a book signing. You are free to purchase a copy of the book, have it signed, and personalized to you! We hope to see you there and let your friends and family know. If you wish to attend please RSVP on Eventbrite using the button below. Thank you!
About the Book:
The all-in-one resource and first handbook for multisport athletes with an introduction to the field of multisport and a look at how it came to be and what's next for the sport.
Are you ready to Go Multisport? You can run, you can paddle, you can SUP (stand-up paddleboard), you can swim, you can ski, you can climb, you can train, and you can bike. But how can you combine them all together? For ultra-like distances and days at a time? How about climbing, hiking, and pack rafting all in one day?
Beyond traditional 5Ks and 10Ks and single sport extreme and endurance events, is the newly evolving field of multisport. Multisport events are usually self-designed and determined. These extreme athletes most often create their own events because they are the first to do these human-powered endurance challenges.
Some examples of multisport athletes include:
- Nathan Fa’avae: Winner of the Eco-Challenge World’s Toughest Race, and 7-time Adventure Racing World Champion
- Roman Dial: Combines biking and pack rafts in the Alaskan backcountry; has made full-length traverses (upward of 700 miles) by foot, ski, pedal and paddle of the Brooks and Alaska Ranges
- Dave Cornthwaite: Adventurer who created Expedition 1000, a quest to take on 25 journeys, each one a minimum of 1000 miles, using a different way of non-motorized transport throughout the world
- Alastair Humphreys: A National Geographic Adventurer of the Year for his concept of micro-adventures, encouraging people to get outside, even in short bouts
Perfect for those who are seeking to do more--more challenge, more fun--this book provides a history, background, and empowering how-to. You will learn how to walk the edge of a radical new discipline. Also includes gear lists, sample race challenges, training secrets and more.
About the Author:
Jennifer Strong McConachie is a multisport endurance athlete competing in running, swimming, triathlons, adventure racing, and paddling. She trains for mountain ascents around the world, including several of the Seven Summits. An Outward Bound graduate, she is also a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a member of The Explorers Club. She has a degree in Journalism, Mass Communications, and Public Relations as well as several certifications in fitness teaching including from the American Council on Exercise. Jennifer is also an award-winning marketing and PR executive for global brands and organizations. As a professional speaker, presenter, and trainer, Jennifer leads groups and workshops on business goal-setting and leadership.