A world-champion competitor in the deadly sport of freediving tells the heart-wrenching story of his life with and without his beloved wife, Audrey, who died trying to break his own record.
Francisco 'Pipin' Ferreras, a native of Cuba, is a world champion in the dangerous and controversial sport of freediving, in which athletes test the limits of their minds and bodies by diving to unthinkable depths without oxygen tanks. Audrey Mestre was a beautiful French marine biology student researching the physiology of freediving. When she decided to base her studies on the legendary Pipin, a passionate romance was born.
Pipin and Audrey soon married and moved to Miami, where she took up the sport herself and proceeded to break the female world record (115 metres). They became freediving's power couple, constantly training together and encouraging one another. But on 17 October 2002, Audrey pushed her body too far and died off the coast of the Dominican Republic while attempting to break the world record – which was currently held by her husband.
Now, for the first time, Pipin tells his own story. He addresses the controversy that has followed him throughout his career and defends his sport and his own records against criticism from peers. And Pipin opens up as never before, providing what no interviewer has been able to capture: a glimpse into the heart of a complex and haunted man. In his own words, he relates the tragic story of his relationship with Audrey – a unique and complicated tale of love and competition taken to the extreme.
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'The movie of The Dive is going to be bigger than Titanic' James Cameron, film director 'An amazing story' Sports IllustratedAbout the Author:
A pioneer in the sport of freediving, Pipin Ferreras established the world record, 162 metres, on 18th January 2000 – his 38th birthday. He lives in Miami, where he still dives.
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Book Description William Morrow, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000162314
Book Description William Morrow, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060564164
Book Description William Morrow, 2004. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: The sea was our common home, and I felt our connection went back a very long way -- to a time that predated man's emergence from the water. In 1996, Francisco "Pipin" Ferreras, a native Cuban and a world champion in the dangerous and controversial sport of free diving, met Audrey Mestre, a beautiful French marine biology student who had sought him out in Cabo San Lucas for her research. A passionate romance immediately bloomed between the two, and their love was bonded by a shared fascination with and devotion to the ocean. When the couple moved back to Miami, Audrey took up the sport herself and quickly proceeded to break the female world record (115 meters). They soon became free diving's power couple, testing the limits of their wills and bodies by descending to unthinkable depths, training and touring together, encouraging and motivating each other. Then, on October 12, 2002, in a dive off the coast of the Dominican Republic, tragedy struck: Audrey's attempt to break the world record with a dive of 170 meters ended in her death. Suddenly, Pipin -- haunted by questions, reeling from the loss of his soul mate -- could no longer find solace in the sea that had always been his true home. Now, for the first time, Pipin tells his story. He shares the heart-pounding adventure and fierce competition that fuel the sport of free diving and his own addiction to it. He addresses the controversy that has followed him throughout his career and that spun out of control after Audrey's death. And he relates the haunting story of his relationship with Audrey -- a unique and complicated tale of love and obsession taken to extreme depths. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0060564164
Book Description William Morrow, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0060564164
Book Description William Morrow, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110060564164
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