kurt fearnly interview

Kurt Fearnley being interviewed by Sunrise morning crew after finishing the City2Surf in record time in 2013. Photo: Mike Armstrong.

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.

Kurt Fearnley book coverWhen 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 love interesting biographies so when I saw Kurt interviewed on Sunrise about a new book about his life titled Pushing the Limits, I had to go online and get a copy.

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:

‘Inspiring, exhilarating and highly entertaining, Pushing the Limits takes us inside the mind of a kid with a disability growing up in a tiny town, a teenager finding his place in the world, and an elite sportsman who refuses to give up, no matter how extreme the challenge.’





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