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Old golden shoes,
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Michael Johnson has been one of my favourite athletics commentators ever since he picked up the mike, so I was really looking forward to reading this book. His enthusiasm for real champions shines through in this book, as does his inability to give an inch to people who are not willing to give 100%.
The interviews with all the champions is insightful and revealing, particularly with Chris Hoy. I do think this was written with the London Olympics in mind as it does appear to focus on a number of British athletes who perhaps wouldn't be in your top ten list of Olympic champions. Sally Gunnell anyone? Michael Phelps, who has won a staggering 14 Golds gets two name checks. Go figure.
All in all, a fascinating and motivating read.
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Initial post: 9 Oct 2012 17:19:34 BDT
Ms. S. E. Wright says:
oh come on, Sally Gunnell was an Olympic Champion. She's certainly a role model and heroine to me. We shouldn't JUST focus on male role models.
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