FOR TEN DAYS THE NATION WAS TRANSFIXED as Kelly Holmes stormed through the Olympic 800 metres and followed it by winning the 1,500 metres - a double triumph that made history and captured our hearts. But, as we were excitedly glued to our television sets, Kelly's mind was in overdrive. Every night she recorded her most intimate thoughts on paper and produced an exhilarating step-by-step account of her extraordinary journey to the podium. Kelly's Olympic diary takes you through the tension of the heats to the rituals beofre the race and the post-race jubilant atmosphere. It is a unique insight into the tremendous strength of one of our greatest athletes and the emotions that fuelled her on the track to glory.How did she stay focused? How did she keep her body going under the punishing schedule? How did it feel to achieve her lifelong dream - twice!
Placing this amazing feat in Olympic history, Kelly's story is a celebration of one woman's ultimate achievement, and the overwhelming joy she shared with the whole of Great Britain.
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If anybody deserves that gold it's Kelly. The hard work, the
and also for being a nice person. -- Sally Gunnell
‘Kelly did not put a foot wrong ... from the heats of the 800m to the final of the 1,500m.’ -- Lord Sebastian Coe, Olympic Champion
Richard Lewis has been reporting on athletics for more than 20 years. He is a former athletics correspondent of the Daily Express and now covers the sport for The Sunday Times along with being the Executive Editor of the magazine Athletics Weekly. He has attended every major athletics event, Athens was his fourth Olympic Games and he has followed Kelly Holmes' career from the start.
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Book Description Virgin Books, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P111852272228