In this no-holds-barred account, Rob Heffernan describes his battles with injury, depression and abject poverty on his way to the top. Even when at his best, he often found himself cheated out of medals by those who crossed the dark line into doping. He candidly tells for the first time of the confrontations with Athletics Ireland and the Irish Sports Council that raged in the background of his struggle for that prestigious Olympic medal. This is the inside story of how one boy’s dream led him from the council flats of his tough upbringing to the winners’ podium. It is also a frank chronicle of the sometimes nightmare-ridden journey it takes to make a dream come true.
- Book Format: Paperback with flaps
- Published: 2016
- Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
- Number of pages: 224
- ISBN: 9781848892880
- Illustrations note: Colour photos,