Sir Steve Redgrave shares the inspiring sports stories and his own experiences that he believes get to the very heart of what it takes to succeed. From Roger Bannister's record-breaking four-minute mile to Jonny Wilkinson's sensational drop kick, Steve pays tribute to the heroes of sport and assesses what it is that led them to achieve their goals. Packed with entertaining tales of sporting greats such as Muhammad Ali, Brian Clough, Cathy Freeman, Lance Armstrong, Tiger Woods and Bobby Charlton, this book celebrates the fascinating figures and moments of brilliance that can inspire us and motivate us all to make our wildest dreams a magnificent reality.
Sir Steve Redgrave was born in Marlow in 1962. He won his first international rowing medal in 1980 and went on to win 9 World Championships and 3 Commonwealth Championships. He is the only athlete in history to have won gold medals in five consecutive Olympic Games in an endurance event. Since retiring from the water, Sir Steve has built a new career involving various commercial and charitable relationships and is well-known for his motivational speaking. He received the MBE in 1987, CBE in 1997 and was knighted in 2001.