When the World Stops Watching

When the World Stops Watching

Damien Lawlor

SKU: 9781785303449

Who am I now? That's the dilemma facing many elite athletes when they stop chasingtheir dreams and transition into retirement. Far too young for slippers and often at anage when non-sporting peers are still climbing the career ladder . .

. For decades, they've trained relentlessly, dedicated to the pursuit of glory - to victoryand to defeat. They've made unimaginable sacrifices, sidestepped the trappings of'ordinary' life, invested blood, sweat and tears to represent their people on local,national and international stages.

Along the way they've formed tight-knit communities and friendships. Adheringto rigid training schedules, out-of-step with loved ones, they become somewhatinstitutionalised. But such steadfast, single-minded obsession cannot last forever.

When that final whistle sounds, these athletes retire, often left behind by fans andteam-mates. An overwhelming uncertainty lingers: 'What now?' Post-sport, life isdaunting. From incredible highs to earth-shattering lows.

Format: Trade Paperback

ISBN: 9781785303449