Hilary JM Topper’s New Book

hilary jm topper's new book

From Couch Potato to Endurance Athlete – HJMT’s President and CEO, Hilary JM Topper’s new book – has officially been released by Meyer + Meyer Sport.

The book chronicles Hilary’s journey from age 48 to the present. It’s a book that will inspire anyone to get off the couch and accomplish their goals on their own terms.

Here’s what people are saying about the book!

“Anyone can be a triathlete. It’s one thing to say this, however, and another to make others believe it. Hilary Topper proves that anyone can be a triathlete by sharing her own journey from the sofa to the start line and beyond. If you think you’re too out of shape, too unathletic, too old, too heavy, or too anything to become a triathlete, this inspiring book will change your mind.” –Matt Fitzgerald, author of Life Is a Marathon

“Hilary manages to convert a personal story into a must-read insight on the power of embracing a journey in performance. Her inviting and accessible narrative highlights her bravery, but also the fabric of what a performance journey entails. Through challenge, fear, and adversity, Hilary emerges to amplify her health, performance, and life, becoming an inspiration to many. If you are one of those people who believe you could never or shouldn’t, then read this book and get going on your own journey of excellence.” –Matt Dixon, IRONMAN Master Coach, CEO and founder of Purple Patch Fitness, former professional triathlete, and author of Fast-Track Triathlete: Balancing a Big Life with Big Performance in Long Course Triathlon and The Well-Built Triathlete

“Hilary Topper discovered the empowerment of endurance exercise through triathlon training. Her writing celebrates the achievements of those who were not born with the talent to win races. In her new book, Hilary relates the many training and racing experiences that enriched her life. She knows that the sport of triathlon will be there to help her process the next challenge that comes along.” –Jeff Galloway, running coach and creator of the Run Walk Run® method

“Hilary Topper’s book is inspiring on so many different levels. For an experienced Ironman like myself, I found the races to be exciting. For someone who is still sitting on the couch, it encourages and motivates you to go beyond your comfort zone and do something that is extraordinary. This is a must-read for both current triathletes and those looking to try something new.” –Peter Shankman, best-selling author and two-time IRONMAN athlete

“Whether you have been an athlete your entire life or sport is something new, this book will resonate with and inspire you. Though maybe for many of us victory is about winning medals and being first, this book captures the power of the most meaningful successes of all. The wins are not measured by your place at the finish line, but rather by those that allow you to conquer your own personal, limiting beliefs so you can be the best version of yourself. Hilary’s powerful story will transform you and empower you to push yourself beyond the imaginable.” –Nina Sadauskas, three-time Olympian swimmer, CEO and founder of Delfina Athletics

“Hilary Topper has written a must-read for anyone willing to undertake the seemingly impossible task of completing their very first triathlon. Reading this book transported me immediately back to the blood, sweat, and tears I experienced as a first-time triathlete. Hilary delivers a delightful guide packed with rich emotional detail, unvarnished truth, and the practical step-by-step information to encourage any reader to push outside their comfort zone and reach for the stars.” –Julie Moss, IRONMAN Hall of Fame and SATriathlon Hall of Fame inductee, author of Crawl of Fame, race announcer, and keynote speaker

Book Tour

Join Hilary at an upcoming book signing, sponsored by Sumapro, near you!

  • Saturday, August 6th at 1 pm at the Boca Raton, FL Barnes & Noble – Sponsored by Bolay Fresh Bold Kitchen
  • Wednesday, August 10th at 6:30 pm at the Carle Place, NY Barnes & Noble with proceeds benefiting the Social Media Association
  • Tuesday, August 16th at 6 pm at Runner’s Edge in Huntington, NY
  • Saturday, August 20th at 2 pm at Nicola’s Books in Ann Arbor, MI
  • Saturday, August 27th at 2 pm at the Brentwood, TN Barnes & Noble
  • Thursday, September 15th at 6:30 pm at Fleet Feet/Jackrabbit in NYC, UWS
  • Thursday, November 10th at 6 pm at the Tattered Cover in Littleton, CO
  • Saturday, November 12th at 2 pm at the Boulder, CO Barnes & Noble
  • Lake Grove, NY Barnes & Noble – TBD with proceeds benefiting Lightning Warriors

Order your copy today!

Interested in speaking with Hilary about her new book? Contact us at [email protected].