The official autobiography of the Rio Olympics' golden couple.
Through an integrated narrative Laura Trott and Jason Kenny retrace the steps of a journey to gold-medal success at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
Told thematically, this book will take the reader behind the scenes of British cycling's Olympic training and preparation (both mentally and physically); the highs and lows, and trials and difficulties of turning professional; the personal sacrifices endured along the way; and how they were individually inspired to take up cycling in the first place. From Bolton and Cheshunt to Beijing, London and Rio, this combined autobiography will have Laura and Jason's relationship at its core, while detailing how being in the unique position of competing in the same sport, but not together or against each other, impacts their lives, and how it can be both a blessing and a curse.
It will compare their different experiences of competing at junior level, and explore the roles of family, friends and relationships along the way that led them to the senior circuit, to meeting each other and, eventually, falling in love. Reliving their individual successes at the World Championships and Commonwealth Games, and the Olympic performances that cemented their positions at the very top of their sport, Laura and Jason will explain what keeps them motivated, and exactly how one goes about becoming a nation's most successful Olympic athlete. This book will reveal for the first time the people behind the medals and will entertain, encourage and inspire anyone that picks it up.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 288 pages, 2 x 8pp colour plate section
- Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 10/11/2016
- Category: Autobiography: sport
- ISBN: 9781782437963