By Robert Heffernan,Gerard Cromwell
Deemed too small for his college Gaelic soccer group on the age of fourteen, Rob Heffernan took up race strolling on a whim. pushed via a fiercely aggressive nature and a dogged wish to be the easiest, he strode his method to the top of the game, profitable bronze within the London 2012 Olympics and turning into global champion in Moscow in 2013. In 2016, he turned the 1st athlete to symbolize eire on the Olympic video games for a 5th time.
In this no-holds-barred account, Rob describes his battles with harm, melancholy and poverty on his approach to the head. even if at his most sensible, he discovered himself cheated out of medals via those that crossed the darkish line into doping. He candidly tells of the confrontations with Athletics eire and the Irish activities Council that raged within the historical past to his fight for that prestigious Olympic medal.
This is the interior tale of the way one boy’s dream led him from the council residences of his tricky upbringing to the winners’ podium. it's also a heartfelt chronicle of the occasionally nightmare-ridden trip to turn into a most sensible athlete during this gruelling sport.
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Walking Tall: The Autobiography of a World Champion and Olympic Medallist by Robert Heffernan,Gerard Cromwell