Double Olympic gold-medal winner and endurance athlete, James Cracknell. His story before and after his life-changing accident.
James Cracknell has rowed across the Atlantic, competed in the Race to the South Pole, and was the highest placed Britain ever in the epic Marathon Des Sables. He was on track to be one of the greatest endurance athletes our country has known.
But it was one challenge in 2010 – a gruelling cycling race across the USA that nearly saw it all slip away. Whilst on his bike, the wing mirror of a petrol tanker smashed into the back of his head at high speed, causing severe frontal lobe damage. The doctors weren’t sure if James would recover and, if he did, whether he would ever be the same again.
Written with his wife, Beverley, this is an inspirational and powerful account of James’s fight back to become the man he once was.
‘A rower's extraordinary story is movingly told.’ Daily Telegraph
‘The couple write with an unflinching candour that is, by turn, comic and deeply moving.’ Hello!show more