Aim High: An Olympic Decathlete's Inspiring Story

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Zondervan, Mar 1, 1996 - Decathletes - 224 pages
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o become an Olympic decathlete. Along with other lessons, Dave tells how his strong faith in God helped him overcome the physical and emotional rigors of training and win a bronze metal in Barcelona, despite breaking a bone in his foot.

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Contents

Introduction
7
Seoul Searching
13
Early Training
31
Copyright

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About the author (1996)

Dave Johnson Dave is the co-founder and CTO of Nitobi Software, a Vancouver-based AJAX component vendor and consulting firm. Dave spends most of his time on architecting and building high performance AJAX components for use in web-based applications. A core focus of Nitobi is building AJAX components and user interfaces that deliver real value to customers through increased productivity and higher efficiency. Dave has spoken around the world about AJAX and web development, including AJAXWorld 2006, XTech 2007, and JavaOne 2007. Dave has a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of British Columbia and is completing his Ph.D. at Imperial College London. Alexei White Alexei is a developer, designer, and user-experience advocate. As product manager for component tools at Nitobi and a long-time developer of AJAX components and applications, he tries to find ways to build web applications that are faster, cheaper, and that users love. He is the primary architect of RobotReplay (www.robotreplay.com), a next generation web-analytics tool by Nitobi and SayZu (www.sayzu.com), an AJAX-driven, up-and-coming web survey service. At Nitobi, he has been involved in the design and development of many mission-critical and largescale web applications with an emphasis on rich, AJAX-driven interfaces. Alexei has a bachelor's degree in commerce from the University of British Columbia, and he lives in Vancouver. Andre CharlandAndre Charland co-founded Nitobi in 1998 after working for several other Internet startups. As president and CEO, he is directly involved in software development and has successfully executed more than 100 development projects. He was also an earlyproponent of the building blocks of AJAX. Andre has spoken widely on AJAX, blogging, and web usability. He has been quoted internationally in the media on blogging for business and maintains his own blog at http: //captainajax.com. Charland is on the board of BALLE BC and co-founder of the Social Tech Brewing Co.

Verne Becker is the computer technology coordinator at Marymount School in New York City. He is the author/editor of thirteen books, including The Real Man Inside and the Recovery Devotional Bible. He has collaborated on books with Olympic decathlete Dave Johnson, Auca missionary Olive Fleming Leifeld, and Bible smuggler Brother Andrew. He lives in Nyack, NY, with his wife, Nancy.

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