On the Wings of Mercury: The Lorraine Moller Story
Subject: NZ Sports Autobiography
Format: Trade paperback
‘If you ever thought you knew what was going on in the head of that
champion you see on TV, you have no idea until you have read this
book. For perhaps the first time, the complexity and intensity of the
athlete’s psyche is revealed in this beautifully written memoir.’
Rod Dixon, Olympic and World Championship medallist, and winner of the 1983 New York City Marathon
LORRAINE MOLLER is one of New Zealand’s greatest women distance runners. Four times an Olympic contender, winner of three Avon Women’s Marathons, winner of the Boston Marathon, three times the winner of the Osaka international Ladies’ Marathon, and a Commonwealth Games medallist, she is indeed a living legend of the running world.
Lorraine began running barefoot with her father near her home in Putaruru and went on to win a bronze medal in the marathon at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Olympic Games. Here, in her own words, Lorraine looks back on a golden era of athletics in New Zealand and the personalities she ran with — Arthur Lydiard, Dick Quax, rod Dixon, Anne Audain, Allison roe and others. She traces her development as a world-class competitor and reveals the strategies and coping techniques that took her to the world stage. A longtime battler for equality and professionalism in distance running, Lorraine is upfront about her struggles with offi cialdom.
With the roman god Mercury as her guide, Lorraine competed with immense courage and determination at the highest level. Here is a candid, personal story of an extraordinary life: intense, insightful and highly entertaining.
‘I found myself totally immersed in her world, riding the
highs and lows both in the public eye, and behind the scenes.
A fascinating insight into an amazing woman’s life.’
Jessica Ruthe, winner 2007 City to Surf race and Olympic aspirant.
Reviewers Comments ...
‘Lorraine Moller's autobiography ON THE WINGS OF MERCURY, is the most gripping, most absorbing and most relentless book I have ever read by an athlete.’ - Paul Holmes, Herald on Sunday, 2007
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