On the Move The Autobiography of Garth Barfoot
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Garth Barfoot is a remarkable New Zealander who has applied his immense determination to achieving success in both the real estate world and the triathlon field.
This biography follows Garth’s life-long journey as he tackles the lows and celebrates the highs of business life, relationships and sporting challenges. After qualifying from University, Garth made his way up the ranks of the family real estate business, Barfoot & Thompson. At the age of 30 he became a director and has since overseen the company’s growth to more than 2000 staff. His business success has seen him feature regularly in the NBR’s Rich List, yet his wealth has not altered his lifestyle. Greatly respected within the industry for his strong moral compass and honesty, he still lives in the same family home he bought 44 years ago and regularly donates his time, as well as funds, to charities and sporting events. When he was 56, Garth competed in his first triathlon – he doggiepaddled during the swim and borrowed a bike, but has gone on to compete in more than 30 Iron distance triathlons all over the world, including the iconic Kona World Championship Ironman, and at 77 he is currently the ITU Long Distance World Champion for his age group. Filled with Garth’s tips on leadership and amusing sporting anecdotes this book will ultimately inspire all who read it.