The Bookseller.com writes today that British oarsman Greg Searle, who took an Olympic gold medal in the coxed pair in 1992 Games in Barcelona together with his brother Jonny, is going to publish a memoir next year. Publisher Jon Butler at Macmillan has bought the rights to Be a Legend by Searle. In 2012, at the age of 40, Searle will go for his second Olympic gold medal, now in the eights. Butler told Bookseller.com,
“Greg Searle’s extraordinary comeback will be one of the stories of the London Olympics, regardless of his boat’s performance. The final of the men’s rowing eight will be watched by millions, and the story of Greg’s fierce determination to be an Olympian again at the age of 40 will be on everyone’s lips. This book will take the reader to the very heart of what it means to compete at this level, and provide a window into the fears, dreams and decisions that make up Greg’s historic quest for glory.”
Read the article here.