HJMT’s President & CEO’s story was recently featured in Newsday’s Act 2. The three-page spread covers Hilary Topper’s journey from non-athlete to triathlete and discusses her book, From Couch Potato to Endurance Athlete.
In the article, Hilary shares how she lived close to the beach as a child, but never went in the water past her knees. She practically failed high school gym, didn’t care much about exercising as she started her business, and only started running at the age of 48. The article talks about how Hilary gives back to those around her through her coaching and the WeREndurance team. The piece also discusses her newly released book, From Couch Potato to Endurance Athlete.
“Hilary Topper grew up next to the ocean, but she didn’t swim in it. It wasn’t until age 48, after years of physical inertia and emotional upheaval, she immersed herself in fitness and, since 2014, has swum in waters from New York to St. Croix.
She is still striving to improve her performance, but her goals now include inspiring others to get in top shape, too, no matter their age. She keeps a blog, has become a certified triathlon coach and recently wrote a book about how she did it.
“I want to show people that, as much as they get pushed down, if they reach within themselves, they can pick themselves up and do amazing things,” said Topper, whose new book, “From Couch Potato to Endurance Athlete: A Portrait of a Non-Athletic Triathlete,” was published by Meyer & Meyer Sports.”
Hilary Topper will be reading from and signing copies of her new book at 6:30 p.m. September 14th at Barnes & Noble at the Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove.
Read the Full Story
To read the full story in Newsday, click here: https://www.newsday.com/lifestyle/retirement/hilary-topper-book-endurance-athlete-triathlon-a0lr9ons.
Buy Your Copy
To buy your own copy of From Couch Potato to Endurance Athlete, published by Meyer & Meyer sport, click here: https://www.atri.thletesdiary.com/endurance-athlete-book/.