In a uniquely exciting and evocative autobiography, Matthew Pinsent interweaves the build-up to Athens 2004 with the extraordinary story of his career and unforgettable partnership with Steve Redgrave. Plucked from obscurity at the age of 20 and told to partner his hero, then trained to within an inch of his life culminating in the coxless four's extraordinary victory in this year's Olympics in blow-by-blow detail, Pinsent's incredible story is uniquely revealing about just what it takes to be a champion and the mixed blessings of success. 
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