Sucking the Marrow Out of Life: The John Maclean Story

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After a near-fatal accident in 1988 left him paraplegic, John Maclean refused to sit back and let the world go by. This work takes the reader on a journey through John's life, discovering the underlying message that life is not about obstacles, or how they came about, but instead about looking inside yourself to find the strength within.
 

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Contents

AT THE FINISH LINE OF THE NEPEAN TRIATHLON
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THROWING MYSELF IN THE DEEP END
154
ENGLAND TO FRANCETHE HARD WAY
172
THE ROAD TO SYDNEY
194
2 THE CRASH
206
NEW DIRECTIONS
232
u THE LONG ROAD
246
WHATEVER MAY COME
266
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
272
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Page 26 - I want to stay with you. I want to stay with you,' she said, tears running down her cheeks.
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About the author (2005)

John is a sought-after keynote speaker whose recent clients include Pfizer (US and Australia), Ebay (US), Gatorade, Nike Australia and Mercedes-Benz. John is also one of just six achievers chosen by Steve Waugh as inspirations for young people. The cricket legend interviews each of them on a new DVD which will be sent to every school in Australia later this year. In May John tackles the demanding Molokai Challenge event (the unofficial ocean kayaking world championship).

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