101 Ways to Become A World Champion: The Most Weird and Wonderful Championships from Around the Globe
By: Richard Happer (author)Paperback
You don't have to be an Olympic athlete or elite competitor to be a champion of the world. This book profiles 101 of the more bizarre and eccentric events that call themselves "World Championships". Bog snorkelling, stone skimming, extreme ironing, coal carrying and cockroach racing are just a few of the weird and wonderful ways that you can gain ultimate glory. * How about testing your hand-eye co-ordination at the World Conker Championships in England? * Or your obstacle-clearing and woman-toting abilities at the World Wife Carrying Championships in Finland? * Maybe you fancy yourself as the next world combat juggling, sheep shearing or window cleaning champion? These are open to anyone who is willing and keen to enjoy themselves, but you'll also need skill, passion and a little bit of madness if you want to be crowned champion of the world.
Currently 27th (veteran's category) in the world at coal carrying. He is also author of 17 books on a wide range of subjects including geography and travel guides. His recent publications include The Times Extreme Survivors and Abandoned Places. Richard lives in Edinburgh, where he is currently hard at work on several new books, including his second novel.
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