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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Colin Jackson The Autobiography: On The Cover

I absolutely love biographies and autobiographies, and the one I'm onto right now is called Colin Jackson The Autobiography by Colin Jackson and David Conn. 

So here's what the cover jacket reads like...trust me, it's a really good book and I definitely suggest you get a read...

...talks candidly about drugs, corruption and the personal sacrifices an athlete has to make.' Athletics Weekly

Colin Jackson is one of the greatest British athletes of all time. A sprint hurdler of phenomenal speed and ability, he holds two world records and has collected a record-breaking haul of 25 major championship medals. Spring 2003 saw him finally hang up his spikes after an amazing 20 years at the top of his sport.

 Here, in his first ever autobiography, Colin describes with
searing honesty the highs and lows of his career, including his world championship wins, the dramatic split with his close friend and business partner Linford Christie, and the tragic death of his team-mate Ross Baillie. For the first time he also speaks about the darker side of athletics: the drugs, the corruption and the personal sacrifices an athlete needs to make to reach the top.

 Moving and uplifting in equal measure, this frank and honest autobiography gives us true insight into what it takes to reach the pinnacle of world sport and stay at the top for 20 years.
 
- Debolina Raja Gupta