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5.0 out of 5 stars Colin, 21 April 2004
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This book was amazingly uplifting and funny at times. It just proves how dedicated this man was to his sport. The book isnt without its sadness though and I think other readers will agree that the chapter about Ross is truely touching. I no most sports stars sacrifice a lot to be good at their sport and it seems that Colin Jackson sacrificed more than some.
His relationships with other sports stars and his coaches are truely amazing and this book is one one of the best reads Ive had in recent years. I hope everyone agrees with me
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4.0 out of 5 stars Well worth reading, 2 Feb 2004
This review is from: The Autobiography of Colin Jackson (Hardcover)
COLIN JACKSON: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY is a must read for anyone interested in athletics or sports in general. I have marked it down only because I'd liked to have seen a full index of Jackson's race-results towards the end of the book, yet we only have names referenced. This aside, the book is not only an honest (tell-what-needs-to-be-told) autobiography that pulls no punches but it certainly keeps the reading flicking over the pages, eager to learn what may unfold on the next. Jackson hints at more to come, in terms of a book on nutrition and the mental aspect of success. I look forward to this work, and I also hope that Colin finds the inclination to pen another biography: along the lines of David Niven's BRING ON THE EMPTY HORSES. With Jackson's sense of humour and time spent with some of the greats, this would be an interesting read to say the least. (Reviewed, Feb 2004.)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!, 18 Sep 2012
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A very interesting book. Reading books like this makes you realise you have a lot incommon with these great athletes, more then you'd have thought. Collin talks about his relationships with his coach and his best friend at the time Linford Christy. Collin was in the game at a very interesting point in history where athletes were just starting to make good money for the first time. He talks about this in a very matter of fact way and also gives a great insight into the stresses of being in such a high level competitive sport.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting and honest, 28 Aug 2012
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Interesting and honest book about the long career of one of the best hurdlers in the history of athletics. Also useful for coaches and hurdlers to get a good overview what does it really mean to train and compete at the highest level. Understand the joys and problems of elite athletes.
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4 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing..., 9 Dec 2003
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An absolutely amazing book! Couldn't keep my eyes off it until it was finished.
Everyone who is a fan of Athletics should read it as it is an inspiring, excellant book.
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