Autobiography of the Year

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  • Winner
    Proud by Gareth Thomas and Michael Calvin

    Gareth Thomas had it all. He was a national hero, a sporting icon, captain of Wales and the British Lions. But this is the story of a man with a secret that was slowly killing him. The deceit ended when Gareth became the world’s most prominent athlete …

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  • Shortlisted
    Guy Martin: My Autobiography by Guy Martin

    This is the thrilling story of how a working-class lad with a passion for speed, a determination to succeed, and an endless capacity for endurance and hard graft, became an icon of world sport. He takes us behind the scenes of modern road racing and do …

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  • Shortlisted
    No Limits by Ian Poulter

    Ian Poulter, one of golf’s most charismatic figures, tells his inspirational story, from his early rejection as a Spurs youth player, right through to his match-winning contributions to successive European Ryder Cup Triumphs, from Assistant Professiona …

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  • Shortlisted
    The Climb by Chris Froome

    Chris Froome’s journey has been unlike any other in the history of cycling. As a boy, he raced through townships and passed wild animals in Kenya. At 21 he entered himself into the world championships as the sole rider and manager for Kenya’s national …

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    The Second Half by Roy Keane with Roddy Doyle

    As part of a tiny elite of football players, Roy Keane has had a life like no other. In a stunning collaboration with Booker Prize-winning author Roddy Doyle, The Second Half  blends anecdote and reflection in Roy Keane’s inimitable voice. The result i …

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  • Shortlisted
    The Breakaway by Nicole Cooke

    An extraordinary and outspoken account of the life of the first cyclist ever to become Olympic and world champion in the same year. Nicole Cooke’s inspirational memoir provides an unrivalled insight into road racing tactics, and asks some serious quest …

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