I first remember hearing the name Kurt Fearnley when at the Sydney Paralympics were on in 2000. Later I recall he won gold in the Marathon in Athens and again in Beijing. But all that is far removed from the world of the average jogger – and it wasn’t until I saw him start of the City2Surf in 2011 that I began to really appreciate his extraordinary effort.
When the elite wheelchair division was introduced in 2011, Kurt won the City2Surf in a time of 38:03. In 2013 he set a new record for the Wheelchair Division of 34:10 and in 2014 he backed up again with another win in 36:09.
I’ve only just started reading but the author, Warwick Green, has done a nice job. It is an easy read and certainly seems to live up to the publishers blurb: