We Could Be Heroes

We Could Be Heroes One Van, Two Blokes and Twelve World Championships

Main Market Ed.

Paperback (03 Jul 2009) | English

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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.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780230736153
Publisher: Macmillan
Imprint: Macmillan
Pub date:
Edition: Main Market Ed.
DEWEY: 796.0922
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 308
Weight: 353g
Height: 216mm
Width: 135mm
Spine width: 25mm