Tag: Olympian

Olympic gold medalist Anthony Ervin bares all in this compelling memoir of Zen, motorcycles, rock ’n’ roll, and competitive swimming.

WHEN HE RETIRED FROM COMPETITIVE SWIMMING AT AGE 22, ANTHONY ERVIN HAD MULTIPLE WORLD RECORDS, NCAA TITLES, WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, AND AN OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL UNDER HIS BELT. (That gold medal would later be auctioned off on eBay, its proceeds donated entirely to tsunami relief.) Ervin’s retirement from swimming allowed him to cultivate a new identity […]

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