- Paperback: 176 pages
- Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing, LLC (December 12, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9781457549915
- ISBN-13: 978-1457549915
- ASIN: 1457549913
- Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.4 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,272,149 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Triumph: Taming the Monster Within Paperback – December 12, 2016
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At 16, Ingrid was supposed to be submitted to thepreliminary try outs for the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome to run the 100meters, do the shot put and the long jump. Her father denied her thisopportunity and the dream to participate in any future competition was dwarfed,what seemed forever.
A year later she chose to leave the family home, went tomodeling school, worked part time in sales, and shortly after her father'sdeath, moved back home and began her modeling career, which lasted for 12years. During one of her photo shoots in Germany she met her American husband,which brought her to New York, where she raised two children.
Ingrid moved to California 1996 and after a short whilestarted working in Real Estate. In 2006 at one of the meetings of theAustrian-American Council West she engaged in a conversation with an olderwoman, who told her that in her free time she was training to run in the seniorOlympics. Ingrid did her research and was lucky being able to connect with asprinting coach, who trained her and in 2008 she won a Bronze medal running the100 meters to qualify for the Nationals. She participated for another 3 years.Altogether twice in California and twice at the National Games. A tornhamstring prevented her from continuing to train and that started her journeyto conquer the past to finally tame her monster.