Mainstream Publishing
FORMAT: Hardback
ISBN: 9781845964870
RRP: £18.99
PAGES: 320
PUBLICATION DATE: October 1, 2009


My Sporting Heroes: His 50 Greatest from Britain and Ireland

By (author) Ian Botham

In My Sporting Heroes, one of the country’s great sportsmen, Sir Ian Botham, draws up his template of what he believes makes a true sporting hero. Botham singles out the ten qualities he believes are the basic elements in any true sportsperson – bravery, passion, composure, determination, skill, leadership, instinct, dedication, humour and compassion – then highlights the sportsmen and women who he believes best demonstrate each quality, backing up his selection with personal anecdotes of his time spent with them or watching them in action. Covering a wide variety of sports and discussing admired athletes of both the past and present, from Ian Woosnam, Paul Gascoigne and Jonathan Davies to Joe Calzaghe, Lewis Hamilton and Andy Murray, My Sporting Heroes is a lively celebration of exactly what makes a true sporting legend – from someone who knows a thing or two about it!

Reviews of My Sporting Heroes: His 50 Greatest from Britain and Ireland

"A genuinely absorbing read" Spin "Botham's insights and personal anecdotes put the seal on a light, informative and often humorous read, which undoubtedly deserves pride of place on any sports-buff's book shelf" City AM "If you've ever wondered what it would take to excel in a sport, this book will give you a fair indication" All Out Cricket

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