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95% Dead: From Death Bed to World Record [9781785315206]

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The truth is that internally there was nothing majestic or glorious in what I was doing. I was angry at cancer. I was angry it picked on me. That's what drove me, every single pedal stroke. I was furious. It's all about what you can't do. You shouldn't do this and you won't ever be able to do that. I didn't want any part of that game.' In 95% Dead, cycling world record holder, charity ambassador and fundraiser James Golding reflects on near death, the extremes of his discipline and the true purpose of life. Originally a hedonistic, materialistic BMXer, Golding's life was changed by diagnosis with a huge 11.5cm tumour at the age of 27. Unlikely survival led to a new perspective and, with it, a focus on one of the most physically demanding sports of all. Spending up to 14 hours a day in the saddle, racing across continents, Golding is now an elite ultra-endurance cyclist. Laced with humour and insight, Golding's sporting philosophy is simple. 'Why would I fear death on a bike?' he asks. 'I already died in a bed.'
AUTHOR: Mark Turley is the acclaimed author of Journeymen: The Other Side of the Boxing Business and Redemption with John McAvoy, both longlisted for William Hill Sports Book of the Year. His other books include Wiped Out?: The Jerome Wilson Story; From Nuremberg to Nineveh and The Rainbowmaker. Turley has written for the Telegraph, FHM, Boxing News and many other publications. He lives in north London with his wife and two daughters.
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