Lehigh Valley Cyclist Marty Nothstein tells of willpower that led to Gold Medal in Sydney in 2000 Summer Olympics.
Marty Nothstein sits under a tent as light rain falls on the Valley Preferred Cycling Center in Breiningsville on a recent Friday evening. Blown-up pictures of his past surround him as he shakes hands, shares stories and signs copies of his new book "The Price of Gold." For Nothstein, London's calling (the site of the upcoming Olympics). But this Lehigh Valley hero knows he can make a bigger difference as executive director of the cycling center, helping to train cyclists for the challenge of achieving a claim to fame that few can say. In the 2000 Olympic Summer Games in Sydney, Australia, Nothstein reached a dream he couldn't achieve four years earlier: wearing a gold medal around his neck. During a question-and-answer session Friday July…
Lehigh Valley's own Marty Nothstein will discuss his Olympic experience and sign copies of his new book at Lehigh Valley Velodrome event on Friday.
Monday, July 9, 2012
With two weeks to go until the 2012 Olympics begin, Marty Nothstein will discuss his hard-fought road to an Olympic cycling gold medal and the Moravian Book Shop will be on hand to sell copies of his new book at a special event at the Lehigh Valley Velodrome in Breinigsville Friday night. Rodale published the Emmaus native’s Olympic memoir, The Price of Gold: The Toll and Triumph of One Man's Olympic Dream, last month. In the book, Nothstein writes about his journey to gold at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia. At Atlanta, in 1996, Nothstein won the silver medal, losing the gold by a hair at the championship race and vowed to come back to win a gold medal. He will be signing copies of the book during the event at the Velodrome, …