Four Men in a Boat : The Inside Story of the Sydney 2000 Coxless Four
When Great Britain won gold at the Sydney 2000 Olympics coxless four, seven million people watched and voted it the greatest sporting moment of the year. This moment, and Steve Redgrave's fifth Olympic gold medal, has eclipsed the long and troubled journey four men made to peak at exactly the right time. Tim Foster brings vividly to life what it's like to be one of four headstrong, and at times conflicting, personalities and reveals how close they all came to implosion as the Sydney Olympics approached. FOUR MEN IN A BOAT is structured around the 2000m final itself, with Tim Foster analysing the story of the crew as they progress towards the gold medal. He also gives a compelling insight into the hardships of sport at the highest level, and what it takes for four men to come together and win Olympic gold.
- Paperback | 208 pages
- 128 x 192 x 22mm | 199.58g
- 30 Apr 2005
- Orion Publishing Co
- Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
- London, United Kingdom
About Rory Ross
Rory Ross has been a journalist since graduating from Cambridge where he read history. He is now a freelance contributor to publications such as Tatler and the Daily Telegraph. He rowed against Steve Redgrave at Marlow Regatta in 1979 - and lost. Tim Foster, 32, is one of Britain's most successful oarsmen - the first to win two successive Wolrd Junior Championship gold medals. He is now chief coach at University of London Boat Club. Rory Ross has been a journalist since graduating from Cambridge where he read history. He is now a freelance contributor to Tatler, the Daily Telegraph, Town & Country (NYC), Forbes (NYC) and ACP (Sydney). He rowed against Steve Redgrave at Marlow Regatta in 1979, and lost.