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  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK; UK ed. edition (3 Nov. 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1471162524
  • ISBN-13: 978-1471162527
  • Product Dimensions: 16 x 2.9 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
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About the Author

Greg Rutherford was born in 1986, and after failing to make the grade as a footballer turned to athletics. Having missed out on the major medals previously, he finally struck gold in the 2012 London Olympics and went on to win gold in the European, Commonwealth and World championships to establish himself as one of the most successful British athletes of all time. 


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Personally I think Greg comes across really well in this book. He's very honest. It hasn't always been easy. His parents "physically punished" him as a child, but he now has what seems to be a positive relationship with them. The coaching set up hasn't always been ideal. And long jump does not receive the same levels of sponsorship etc as some other events. He is also honest about sometimes having drunk to excess etc. The book itself is well written, and I really enjoyed reading it. Good luck for this season and for your future endeavours, Greg!
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Interesting and easy to read. Fascinating insight into the life of a top athlete, particularly training regimes and the experience of attending big competitions.
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Very interesting
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Really let's you know the man behind the headlines. Excellent read for athletics fans & non athletic fans alike. Easy reading.
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Good read - enjoyed it
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I found Greg's book heartbreaking when he tells about the cruelty involved in the Jehovah's witness faith, in not observing Christmas, birthdays or Easter and how his parents didn't allow him to go to his friend's' parties. He has to listen later how much fun they all had. He tells of how he is beaten with a wooden spoon regularly by his mother. It is hardly surprising considering all this that he goes off the rails I his teenage years.

An amazing athlete who by sheer guts and determination has all the major medals. He doesn't pull any punches in this book and cc I can thoroughly recommend it.
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This is an interesting book and is well written but Greg himself comes across terribly throughout. What a life he's had but the way he has dealt with it makes him very unlikeable. He does however come across as being more mature in that he can reflect on his past behaviour and recognise his issues but after willing myself to like him, I just can't. I have followed athletics and Greg's career for years but had no idea how much of a loose cannon he appears to be.You wouldn't expect such a smiley, articulate and successful athlete to have such a dark side which he discusses in full in the book. It's well worth a read and it's nice to see he has had a lot of success other then being Olympic Champion. He has all major titles to his name which is quite an achievement, it's just a shame that throughout the book he comes across as wanting to have more fame and recognition above anything else.
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After reading the book for me this title sums up Greg's life experience so far.

A wonderfully honest book, I thoroughly enjoyed it. I'm a huge athletics fan and I've followed Greg's progress for years. Whilst I knew of his achievements on the track I knew nothing about him as a person or the injuries he's had to contend with. I always felt he was in the shadows of the athletes in the more 'sexy' sports but boy that hasn't held him back. In fact it seemed to drive him on.

An insight into his upbringing was fascinating I must admit I shed a tear reading about the young Greg's christmas day experience.

It was great to read Greg's account of super saturday 2012, a wonderful insight into his thoughts on the night when I was screaming at the telly in excitement, it brought me out in goosebumps re-living it.

This book should be on the school syllabus for the spoilt brats of today who are given everything on a plate and therefore end up with no concept of developing inner drive and determination.

He's had his knockers but he's won it all and can hold his head high and be proud.

I think we will see more of Greg on the political side of things and athletics really needs people like him to change the status quo from the inside.

A true inspiration.
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