Kelly Holmes: black, white & gold : my autobiography

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Virgin Books, 2006 - Women track and field athletes - 296 pages
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Kelly Holmes made history when she brought home double gold in the 2004

Olympics, becoming a national hero. She won Sports Personality of the Year,

was given a Damehood, fully backed London's successful 2012 Olympic bid

and became a superstar on the red carpet as well as a much acclaimed and

consulted professional in the sporting world.

Now in her staggeringly honest updated autobiography she reveals the

times she fought back tears to battle against injury and win gold, plus the

emotional decision she made to retire from athletics.

Including details of her unsettled childhood, trials in the army and a

struggle with self harm, Kelly's amazing determination carries through to

make this inspirational and powerful autobiography a tale of triumph over

adversity and a model for readers of all ages and backgrounds

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About the author (2006)

Dame Kelly Holmes was born in Pembury, Kent on 19 April 1970. She is is a retired English middle distance athlete. She won gold medals in the 800 metres and the 1500 metres at the 2004 Summer Olympics. Today she is the face of Sainsbury's Keep Kids Active campaign and shows a great interest in leading Britain towards a healthier lifestyle.

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