Touching Distance (Paperback)
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Touching Distance (Paperback)

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Published: 20/06/2013
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Double Olympic gold-medal winner, James Cracknell. His story before and after his life-changing accident.

In October 2011 James Cracknell, two-time Olympic gold-medal rower and one of the greatest endurance athletes the world has ever known, suffered a seizure at home as his young son looked on in horror. A man who had known no limits, a man who had practically achieved the impossible, was now struggling to master life's simple challenges.

A year earlier, as James undertook yet another endurance challenge in Arizona, he was knocked off his bike by the wing mirror of a petrol tanker. It had smashed into the back of his head at high speed, causing severe frontal lobe damage. The doctors weren't sure if he would recover and, if he did, whether he would ever be the same again.

Touching Distance is an extraordinary, honest and powerful account as James and his wife Bev confront for the first time the lasting effects that the accident has had on their lives. It is the story of a marriage, of a family and of one man's fight back to be the best husband and father he can be.

Publisher: Cornerstone
ISBN: 9780099579687
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 268 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 23 mm

An inspirational, powerful account from an incredible bloke with guts and determination. * Sir Bradley Wiggins *
James is a modern-day Hercules. Every day brings a new challenge. * Clare Balding *
A remarkable portrait of love, loyalty and determination - from both sides of a marriage. * Daily Mail *
A rower's extraordinary story is movingly told. * Daily Telegraph *
It is a deeply honest, compelling account. * Sun *

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“An extraordinary book”

If you only read one book this year, make it this one. Not only does it give a humorous insight into the character and determination required to become an Olympic gold medal winning athlete and the problems faced in... More

Paperback edition
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“Humbling read”

I couldn't put this book down, it completely pulled me in. The authors are incredibly honest and take you through every emotion illustrating what they have faced as a family. Amazingly, there were lots of times... More

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