In April, 1981, less than two years after being diagnosed with a potentially fatal cancer, Bob Champion won the Grand National steeplechase on the equally written off Aldaniti. A true fairy tale with an amazing ending.
This book, Bob’s first since Champions Story (Gollancz, 1981), tells of his childhood, early career, the rise to be in the top five jump jockeys of the UK, his devastating cancer diagnosis, the life-saving experimental treatments and his triumph in the Grand National.
Further, it details the incredible efforts he has made since as a fundraiser and one of the founders of the Bob Champion Cancer Trust, the UK’s most successful small cancer fund that has opened two purpose-built research centres and supported far-reaching studies into testicular and prostate cancer.
Hardback, published 12th April