Clyde Brolin


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Agent: Jon Elek
Assistant: Rosa Schierenberg


Clyde Brolin began his career covering F1 and his first book OVERDRIVE, on the magic of motor racing, saw him short listed for Best New Writer at the British Sports Book Awards and was listed in the Daily Telegraph’s top ten sports books of the year. 


His second book, THE ZONE, will be published by Blink in 2017 and is a fascinating look at the innermost workings of athletes' minds from childhood right through to the pivotal moments of their careers.


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Elite performance starts with a dream. By nurturing it, crafting it and – crucially – believing in it, sport’s champions reveal the untapped power of the human mind.
What psychological traits link Novak Djokovic and Jessica Ennis-Hill? Or Sebastian Vettel and Nadia Comaneci? What goes through an athlete's head when their life's work is at stake? What separates those who can stay at the top from those who can't? How do daredevils suppress the fear of death? What exactly is that near-mystical state known as 'the zone'?
Drawing on over a hundred exclusive interviews with elite athletes from sports ranging from F1 to swimming, base jumping and cycling, IN THE ZONE investigates with intelligence and clarity the mental processes by which champions are made.