Saturday, December 5, 2009

Great Athletes Doing Good

The book Champions of Change tells the stories of 38 world-class athletes and explorers sharing their own experiences with climate change.

Author Jane Poynter recently launched the book in New York City at the United Nations headquarters together with five of the athletes - Tour de France champion Greg LeMond, US soccer star Natalie Spilger, Marcos Díaz, ocean rower Anne Quéméré and baseball player Chris Dickerson.

The book describes the athletes' work for enviromental issues and includes such famous stars as Olympic runners Michael Johnson (USA) and Haile Gebrselassie (Ethiopia), Olympic swimmer Nathalie Coughlin and pro snow/skateboarder Shawn White. Besides Marcos, the incomparable Lewis Pugh, and Australian open water swimmer Tammy van Wisse also tell their stories.

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