Pushing the Limits
Life, Marathons & Kokoda
by Kurt Fearnley
with Warwick Green
Michael Joseph, Penguin Books, 2014, [First Edition], ISBN 9781921901898, colour photographic plates, colour photographic endpapers, hardcover, dustjacket
Near Fine Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners (see photographs)
“When Kurt Fearnley was a kid, he would leave his wheelchair at eh front gate and go exploring with his brothers and sisters. ‘You’re going to have to be stronger than we are’, they told him, ‘and we know you will be’. The boy from Carcoar was raised to believe he could do anything. At fifteen, he won his first medal. Then he conquered the world, winning three Paralympic gold medals, seven world championships and more than 35 marathons. A world-beater in and out of his wheelchair, Kurt is a true Australian champion.
Inspiring, exhilarating and highly entertaining, Pushing the Limits takes us inside the mind of a kid with a disability growing up in a country town, a teenager finding his place in the world, and an elite sportsman who refuses to give up, no matter how extreme the challenge.”