Jim MacLaren story included in Phil Bolstra's new book "Sixty Seconds: One Moment Changes Everything"
I am pleased to have a story included in Phil Bolsta’s new book, “Sixty Seconds: One Moment Changes Everything.” It’s a collection of 45 life-changing stories from well-known people.
“Sixty Seconds” is published by Atria Books/Beyond Words Publishing, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. To order your copy, visit www.sixtysecondsbook.com. To view an excerpt from my story, click on “Meet the 45 Storytellers” and then click on my name. I hope you enjoy it!
Read Jim's Interview with Tommy Hine of the Hartford Courant
The first two accidents could have kill him. The third one should have. For long, agonizing moments, Jim MacLaren even thought it would.
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"Hope in Motion"
Pre-Order “Hope in Motion” a DVD to honor Christopher &
Dana Reeves and their passions. Here Jim's recorded interview
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Hear Jim's Larry King Live Interview
Watch Jim MacLaren's interview with Larry King on the Larry King Live show.
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Jim MacLaren interview with Phil Bolsta
Out of nowhere, I started crying. My girlfriend and training partner came out on the porch with a cup of coffee, saw me crying, and asked, “What’s the matter?” I smiled through tears and said, “Nothing is the matter. I’m crying because I’m happy. Something amazing is about to happen to me..."
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Kiphuth Award winner shares tale of triumph
The Yale Herald - New Haven, CT, USA
On Wed., Apr. 4, James MacLaren, PC ’85, DRA ’89, was presented with the 2007 Kiphuth Fellowship Award, which brings men and women distinguished...
Jim MacLaren To Speak At 4th Annual Possibilities Luncheon
The Chattanoogan - Chattanooga,TN, USA
Jim MacLaren, champion disabled athlete, actor, motivational speaker, and college stand-out football and lacrosse star, will speak at the 4th annual ...
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Nothing can keep him down
Arizona Republic - Phoenix,AZ,USA
... Fall down seven times, get up eight?". Jim MacLaren knows a little bit about that philosophy. The winner of the Arthur Ashe Courage ...
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Inspiring stories retain connection to Griskus
Waterbury Republican American - Waterbury,CT,USA
...1986, in the aftermath of the annual New Haven 20-kilometer road race, when ex-Yale University football player and aspiring road runner Jim MacLaren met up...
Late Spring 2006
Look for Jim's story in Jack Canfield's (Chicken Soup For The Soul Enterprises) new book of Inspirational People.
March 18, 2006
Jim will be receiving the Gene Autry Courage Award in Tempe, AZ
January 27, 2007
About Choose Living/Cardio Coach “PRESS PLAY” Day
VO2 Maxed, Inc. and Cardio Coach™ began promoting Choose Living/Cardio Coach “PRESS PLAY” Day several months ago. This summer, we will continue this promotion alongside Jim MacLaren's Choose Living Foundation.
PREMISE: Imagine enjoying an awesome sweat-filled workout with people from all around the globe and helping out a good cause at the same time! On January 27, 2007, Cardio Coach exercisers will have the opportunity to do just that. Participants in Choose Living/Cardio Coach “PRESS PLAY” Day will purchase a specially-created and marketed Cardio Coach workout created just for this event.
The workout package will include an audio interview with MacLaren, and all proceeds from the sales will go to the Choose Living Foundation. On January 27 at 12 p.m. EST., (or as close as possible), we will ask participants to hop on their cardio equipment of choice, or head out for a walk, run or bike ride, and click play on their MP3 player or other portable music device. The journey will then begin.
After the workout, participants will log on to the Cardio Coach website and share their experiences and positive energy. Prizes and other goodies will be awarded as well.
At Cardio Coach, our motto is "It All Starts With the Heart." When it comes to pushing your limits and living your life with energy and strength, we can't think of anyone who better signifies Cardio Coach's message than MacLaren, founder of the Choose Living Foundation. MacLaren, a retired professional athlete and quadriplegic who has survived two near fatal accidents, inspires and motivates from the heart.
He and his Choose Living Foundation are well known throughout the United States. MacLaren received the 2005 ESPY Arthur Ashe Courage Award, and the IDEA Health and Fitness Association awarded him their prestigious Fitness Inspiration Award in 2004. He's been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show as well as in newspapers, on television shows and in magazines such as ESPN, The Orlando Sentinel, and Sports Illustrated. He is also featured in the movie, Emmanuel's Gift, with friend and fellow Courage Award winner Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah, as it was through MacLaren's foundation that the native of Ghana obtained the bike that changed his life.
We invite you to join with all of us at Cardio Coach to share our positive energy and to make a difference this January! For more on Cardio Coach, please visit www.cardiocoach.com.