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  • Published: 1 May 2010
  • ISBN: 9781869794286
  • Imprint: Random House New Zealand
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352

Lucky Legs

What I've Learned About Winning and Losing



The keys to success in a motivational autobiography by New Zealand's top multisport athlete.

The keys to success in a motivational autobiography by New Zealand's top multisport athlete.

Steve Gurney is an exceptional athlete. He has been in 19 of the epic Coast to Coast races in a row, and he has won nine of them. He has represented New Zealand twice at the World Mountain Bike champs and has spent a lot of time adventure racing in far-flung jungles, caves, mountains and deserts.

This motivational, funny and frank autobiography covers Steve's multisport career and his life in general. It's aimed at business/sports people wanting to know the keys to success, people interested in mental health issues, people who want to be inspired and to get motivated and driven people who want to understand themselves better.

'Have really enjoyed the read. A number of my training mates are also reading it, and it has created quite a lot of discussion while running/cycling and over coffees/beers. We have definitely picked up some training tips and also probably made us reflect on why we do this type of sport....personally I think his honesty makes it a book well beyond multisport.' - Matt Cowie, Weekend Warrior

  • Published: 1 May 2010
  • ISBN: 9781869794286
  • Imprint: Random House New Zealand
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352

About the author

Steve Gurney

Steve Gurney, author of motivational multi-sport autobiographies Lucky Legs and Eating Dirt, famously won the gruelling Coast to Coast adventure race nine times, and has undertaken numerous outdoor challenges throughout the world — biking, running, kayaking, mountaineering. He continues to find new extreme challenges as well as speaking to many groups of all ages. An extreme sports icon who has moved from multi-sports to triathlons to adventure racing, this ever-popular larrikin and adventurer combines tales of derring-do with advice on resilience for the extreme athlete. See www.stevegurney.co.nz.

The Otago Daily Times said of Lucky Legs, ‘Whether you are an aspiring multi-sport athlete, someone who appreciates success that comes from hard work or you want an insight into an exceptional New Zealander, Lucky Legs is a great read.’

NZ Multisport called it a ‘motivational, funny, frank autobiography’.

Graeme Barrow, writing in the Hawke’s Bay Weekend, declared: Eating Dirt: Adventures and yarns from New Zealand’s action man ‘a remarkable book by a remarkable man’. The NZ Fitness reviewer wrote: ‘If you ever want to read about one of New Zealand’s most iconic adventure racers, then this is the story to read.’ Garth George, in the Bay of Plenty Times, welcomed the underlying message of not wrapping up children in protective cotton-wool but encouraging them to take risks, declaring: ‘I heartily recommend Gurney’s book … to all parents who care for their children’s future.’ Young Country concluded: ‘Easy to read and hard to put down, you might not agree with all his preachings but it is certainly thought-provoking.’

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