David Walsh favourite to win lead category at British Sports Book Awards

May 15, 2013

Journalist and writer David Walsh has been named the favourite by Ladbrokes to win the Autobiography / Biography category at this year’s British Sports Book Awards. His book Seven Deadly Sins tops what is widely recognised as the lead category at the Awards which take place next Tuesday 21 May at Lord’s Cricket Ground.

With odds of 4/1, Walsh’s book, which chronicled the journalist’s much-lauded fight to expose Lance Armstrong as a serial drug cheat, tops an impressive list of eight shortlisted authors in the Autobiography / Biography category. Other notable names include, Lord Sebastian Coe – at 5/1 for Running My Life, Ian Thorpe – at 5/1 for This is Me, and Sir Bradley Wiggins – at 6/1 for My Time.

With William Fotheringham’s book, Merckx: Half Man Half Bike joining Walsh among the shortlisted names, the Autobiography / Biography category reflects cycling’s continued rise to prominence.

Also in the Autobiography / Biography category are, Duncan Hamilton – at 6/1 for The Footballer Who Could Fly, Simon Jordan – at 10/1 for Be Careful What You Wish For, and Darren Clarke – at 12/1 for An Open Book.

Commenting on his shortlist nomination, Sir Bradley Wiggins, said: “I am really pleased to be included on the shortlist for the British Sports Book Awards along with such established writers. 2012 was an incredible year for sport and it’s great to know that the book has been well received.”

Ladbrokes, a sponsor of the British Sports Book Awards, is offering the odds.