With his last-gasp victory as part of the Great British coxless four team at the Athens Olympics, Matthew Pinsent clinched his an historic fourth Olympic Gold to add to the three already won with his legendary rowing partner Steve Redgrave. In a uniquely exciting and evocative autobiography Pinsent interweaves the build-up to Athens 2004 with the extraordinary story of his career and unforgettable partnership with Redgrave. Plucked from obscurity at the age of 20, told to partner his hero, and trained to within an inch of his life, Pinsent's story is uniquely revealing about what it takes to be a champion and the mixed blessings of success. Culminating with a nail-biting final chapter detailing the team's extraordinary victory in Athens in blow-by-blow detail, A Lifetime in a Race is a sports book in a different mould.
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323 pages. Book and Jacket are both in Very good condition throughout. Pinsent And Redgrave Were The Greatest Sporting Partnership Of The Last Decade. Winning Three Olympic Gold Medals.Review:
"Indeed impressive...It is also a very honest book...revealing in the realities of training, competing and racing...Extremely enjoyable." -- Daily Telegraph
"Pinsent is a person of many talents. One of them is writing an autobiography." -- The Times
"Well-written, informative, engaging, revealing...the insights Pinsent brings to his sport are worth the price alone." -- Sunday Times
An unforgettable display of raw emotion, passion and team spirit...an epic race -- Sunday Telegraph
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Book Description Ebury Press, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0091901499
Book Description Ebury Press, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0091901499
Book Description Ebury Press, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110091901499