The 4 Year Olympian
From First Stroke to Olympic Medallist
ISBN10: 1459741315 ISBN13: 9781459741317 Publisher: Dundurn Pr Ltd Published: Apr 17 2018 Pages: 318 Weight: 1.12lbs. Height: 9.25" Width: 6.00" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
Improbable, heart-wrenching, and uplifting, Jeremiah Brown’s journey from novice rower to Olympic silver medallist in under four years is a story about chasing a goal with everything you’ve got. After nearly being jailed at age seventeen and becoming a father at nineteen, Jeremiah Brown manages to grow up into a responsible young adult. But while juggling the demands of a long-term relationship, fatherhood, mortgage payments, and a nine-to-five banking career, he feels something is missing. A new goal captures his imagination: what would it take to become an Olympian? Guided by a polarizing coach, Brown and his teammates plumb the depths of physical and mental exertion in pursuit of a singular goal. The 4 Year Olympian is a story of courage, perseverance, and overcoming self-doubt, told from the perspective of an unlikely competitor.