We Could Be Heroes

We Could Be Heroes

eBook (02 Jul 2010)

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Synopsis

Ben: Do you ever worry you'll die without having left a mark?

Tom: What about when you won that 3 a.m. break-dancing battle with the overweight Australian girl?

Ben: It's not enough. I want to go down in history.

Tom: You're called Ben Dirs. You will.

Finely-tuned triathlete Tom Fordyce and hopeless smoker Ben Dirs have made a living blogging for the BBC about the triumphs and tribulations of sport at its highest level - but they will never be World Champions themselves. Well, unless they can find some really pointless sporting challenges.

From the gripping slow-motion drama of the World Sauna Championships to the Cotswold Olympicks, in which 'competitors, wearing boots, attempt to kick each other,' We Could Be Heroes is a collection of brilliantly funny gonzo despatches from the frontline of sport. If you can race Ben Fogle up a Yorkshire hillside carrying a sack of coal, or kick the shin out of Rory McGrath, you could be the Champion of the World - and what's more, you'll have very, very sore shins, my son.

About the Publisher

Pan Books

Pan Books

Pan is MacMillan's paperback imprint which publishes a broad list of popular fiction and non-fiction many of its bestselling authors are published in hardback under the Macmillan imprint. In non-fiction, Pan has a strong reputation in history, military history and biography. Pan also boasts an impressive list of original paperbacks, including novels by new authors as well as non-fiction titles in health and fitness and astrology, reference books and autobiography.

Book information

ISBN: 9780330533287
Publisher: Macmillan
Imprint: Pan Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 796.0922
DEWEY edition: 22
Number of pages: 308
Weight: -1g