famous people biographies: walking tall: the autobiography of a world champion and olympic medallist
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Deemed too small for his school's Gaelic football team at the age of fourteen, Rob Heffernan took up race walking on a whim. Over the next twenty-three years, driven by a fiercely competitive nature and a dogged desire to be the best in the world, he strode his way to the pinnacle of the sport, becoming world champion of the 50km walk in Moscow in 2013. This year, he will be the first athlete ever to represent Ireland at the Olympic Games for a fifth time.In this no-holds-barred account, Rob