By Ben Ainslie
Knife-edge judgements, adrenaline rushes, severe climate, sour rivalries, heart-stopping races - they're all in a day's paintings for 'sailing's superman' Ben Ainslie. Ben has gained successive golds within the final 3 Olympics, making him a British hero and our best Olympic sailor ever. In 2012 he plans for a fourth.
In just about the Wind Ben unearths the reality at the back of his amazing success. an enthralling spokesperson off the water, he finds simply how ruthless he's on it. He admits to fierce rivalries, particularly with Brazilian Robert Scheidt, who robbed a nineteen-year-old Ben of gold in his first Olympics.
Ben's twenty-year crusing profession, which started on a dinghy in a distant Cornish bay, has a scope unrivaled through different activities. In Olympic races he's on my own, in his tiny boat, channelling aggression and plotting tactics.
From his proudest second representing crew GB, to 1 tricky choice that just about risked destroying his career,...
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Heat. Agony. Dehydration. Hornets. These were the thoughts that plagued me during the run. I was too hot and miserable to enjoy the run physically, and I was too worried about the hornets to enjoy the run emotionally. But that’s how it goes with runners: through pain, we find serenity. 40 The greater the agony, the greater our eventual absolution. And in this case, my absolution came in the form of a vending machine and an electrical storm. The vending machine sprung out of the side of a hill where the forest gave way to city.
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