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A gritty story of commitment, self-discovery and the outer limits of human endurance.

A gritty story of commitment, self-discovery and the outer limits of human endurance.

Hamish Bond and Eric Murray’s domination of world rowing is legendary. Double Olympic champions, world record holders and the winners of six World Championship titles in the coxless pair, they have been at the pinnacle of their sport since they captured their first title together in 2009.

The Kiwi Pair shares the story of Bond and Murray’s unique partnership. Some would describe them as chalk and cheese, two contrasting personalities who nevertheless bring out the best in each other. Join them as they share the secrets to their success, their extreme training regime, the highs and lows of top level sport, and the extraordinary dedication it takes to be world-beating oarsmen.

‘This is a story of dedication, and that is a story that is not told often enough.’
— Sir Steve Redgrave

Reviews

The Kiwi Pair is a stunning portrait of two elite oarsmen and what it took for them to become the greatest rowing crew of all time. It’s a cracking read, an absolute Kiwi sporting classic.

Matt Calman, New Zealand Listener

Formats & editions

  • Trade Paperback

    9780143574361

    August 26, 2016

    Penguin

    272 pages

    RRP $40.00

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  • EBook

    9781743487310

    August 26, 2016

    Penguin eBooks

    288 pages

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The Kiwi Pair Review

“…a truly inspirational story about two Kiwi battlers with very different personalities.”