In her new book, Surfacing: From the Depths of Self-Doubt to Winning Big and Living Fearlessly, elite triathlon coach and world champion Siri Lindley shares her daring journey that proves it’s never too late to rewrite your own story and change the thoughts, habits, and behaviors that hold you back.
“Surfacing is a journey through the full spectrum of growth and self-discovery that can only happen when we face the truth about our goals and who we are. From her idyllic childhood to the catastrophic emotional depths that world-class performance can demand, Siri Lindley brings us with her as she rises to find the peace that comes from living the truth in her soul. Siri shows how ‘failures’ lead to the greatest lessons as she shares the trials by fire that led to her deep personal changes and eventually made her a world champion. Can any of us look back at our lives and say we drew a straight line from start to finish? I don’t think so. Siri has the courage to show how compromising herself only caused pain and how living her true self has opened the doorway to a life filled with light and love and hope. Who wouldn’t want that?” — Mark Allen, legendary triathlon coach and six-time Ironman World Champion
“Siri’s story embodies the transformative power of self-belief.” — Mirinda Carfrae, 3-time Ironman World Champion
“I’ve known Siri Lindley since the Sydney Olympics in 2000. Back then, I was amazed by all she had achieved as a triathlete. Today, I’m even more impressed by what she’s accomplished as a coach. Surfacing is an inspiring story that gives new meaning to Siri’s triathlon career.” — Joe Friel, author of The Triathlete’s Training Bible and co-founder of TrainingPeaks
“Siri is one of the deepest thinkers in our sport with an intellect equal to anyone in it…Siri will be the best triathlon coach in America.” — Brett Sutton, triathlon coach
“Siri’s performances as a coach and an athlete are well known. What Surfacing brings to light is her remarkable character and history and shows how she was able to achieve such success in our sport.” — Andrew Messick, CEO of Ironman
“Amazing! I couldn’t stop reading Siri’s story and it was over all too soon. The energy that Siri brings to her athletes shines through in her personal story.” — Yvonne van Vlerken, professional triathlete
“I have always said if I had to go to war, it would be Siri who I would want beside me. She is fiercely loyal, intensely passionate, and she makes me laugh like no one else does. After reading Surfacing, you’ll want Siri by your side, too.” — Loretta Harrop, professional triathlete
“Siri’s book is the journey of a champion. No one just wakes up one day and finds success. This is a very personal story that my coach and friend has so generously put on paper. Siri Lindley inspires us to be the best we can be, to dig deeper than we ever have before. This is her story and it’s a good one!” — Erin Carson
“Surfacing is a brave telling of a remarkably rich, complicated, and triumphant life. Siri Lindley has earned every step, every victory, every smile.” — Mary Carillo, NBC Sportscaster and former professional tennis player
“Siri Lindley’s memoir Surfacing blew me away. This totally unfiltered look into her surprising life will help many people whose circumstances have lead them down a path of self-doubt. An intimate and brilliant read from a courageous, thoughtful. and funny friend.” — Marvin P. Bush
“As Siri Lindley’s first triathlon coach, I was overjoyed to read her book Surfacing. It filled me with emotions. Crying at her struggles, laughing at how she beat them.” — Yoli Casas, triathlon coach
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Surfacing is the inspiring story of Siri Lindley, one of the world’s best triathlon coaches and a world champion. But before Siri came to dominate the sport of triathlon, she was controlled by deep-seated insecurity that sabotaged her races and forced her to hide her sexuality. Surfacing is a breathtakingly honest book that shares Siri Lindley’s daring journey. Siri proves it’s never too late to rewrite your own story and change the thoughts, habits, and behaviors that hold you back. Surfacing will inspire you as it shows how to stop being your own worst enemy and start uncovering your own potential.