SHORTLISTED FOR THE TELEGRAPH SPORTS HEALTH & FITNESS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2019RUNNING AWARDS 2019 - TOP BOOKDare to Tri is the amazing story of TV presenter Louise Minchin's journey from the BBC Breakfast sofa to representing Great Britain at the World Triathlon Championships. This is a warmly written and wonderfully honest adventure-through-sport that will both entertain and inspire.'I didn't even know what a triathlon was before 2012 When I took up the sport three years ago I didn't imagine for a second then, that, one day, I would be able to represent my country internationally.' Louise MinchinWhat started out as a fun television cycling stunt culminated in BBC Breakfast's Louise Minchin wearing the colours of Great Britain at the World Triathlon Championships in her age group. This is the story of how a newly discoveredsport became a passion - and then an obsession.Dare to Tri is Louise's candid memoir of her incredible journey, recounting her rediscovery of competitive sport after nearly 30 years and her first tentative steps as a triathlete. In a story encompassing equal measures of determination and self-doubt, Louise has to overcome personal nerves, a brutal training regime, the odd bike crash and the occasional drama. Her adventure as she strives to represent Great Britain in triathlon is an inspiration for sporting late-starters everywhere.
Louise Minchin is one of the UK's best-known news presenters and television broadcasters. For more than four years she has been the anchor of BBC Breakfast, the UK's most popular breakfast programme. She has presented the One O'clock News, guest presents on BBC Radio Four's You and Yours and contributes to the BBC One Show. Louise presented five series of Real Rescuses and was a finalist on Celebrity MasterChef 2016. She has two daughters and is a GB Age-Group Triathlete.
A rousing story of how the BBC Breakfast presenter transformed herself into an international athlete... absolutely superb… inspirational read.
Louise's amazing journey to becoming a triathlete encourages us all to be a little more adventurous.
Dame Darcey Bussell
Louise Minchin has been leading a double life…
Thoroughly engaging … a book likely to appeal to a very broad audience … this is not a celebrity biography, it's a genuine sports book … compelling