SHORTLISTED FOR THE TELEGRAPH SPORTS HEALTH & FITNESS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2019
Dare to Tri is the amazing story of TV presenter Louise Minchin's journey from the BBC Breakfast sofa to representing Great Britain at the World Triathlon Championships. This is a warmly written and wonderfully honest adventure-through-sport that will both entertain and inspire.
'I didn't even know what a triathlon was before 2012... When I took up the sport three years ago I didn't imagine for a second then, that, one day, I would be able to represent my country internationally.' Louise Minchin
What started out as a fun television cycling stunt culminated in BBC Breakfast's Louise Minchin wearing the colours of Great Britain at the World Triathlon Championships in her age group. This is the story of how a newly discovered
sport became a passion - and then an obsession.
Dare to Tri is Louise's candid memoir of her incredible journey, recounting her rediscovery of competitive sport after nearly 30 years and her first tentative steps as a triathlete. In a story encompassing equal measures of determination and self-doubt, Louise has to overcome personal nerves, a brutal training regime, the odd bike crash and the occasional drama. Her adventure as she strives to represent Great Britain in triathlon is an inspiration for sporting late-starters everywhere.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 198 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
A rousing story of how the BBC Breakfast presenter transformed herself into an international athlete... absolutely superb... inspirational read. -- Matthew Syed
Enthralling * Sunday Mirror *
Louise's amazing journey to becoming a triathlete encourages us all to be a little more adventurous. * Dame Darcey Bussell *
Louise Minchin has been leading a double life... * Sunday Express *
Thoroughly engaging ... a book likely to appeal to a very broad audience ... this is not a celebrity biography, it's a genuine sports book ... compelling * Bristol Post *