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Kelly Holmes was born in 1970. She made history at the Athens Olympics by winning both the 1500m and 800m gold medals, an achievement for which she was named Sports Personality of the Year. In the New Year's Honours List of 31 December 2004 she was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire.
As someone who overcame a lot to become a top Olympic athlete, Kelly Holmes has the right credentials for this straightforward guide to motivating yourself. And that can be motivation for changing your life, become fitter, losing weight, giving up the booze and fags – any life changing decision can be tackled in her 6 easy step programme. Her watchword is “Anything is Possible” and the sky’s the limit if you follow her guidelines.
The autobiography of a true British hero, Black, White & Gold is inspiring reading for anyone ineterested in athletics or in fulfilling a dream. Dame Kelly Holmes writes openly about her life and achievements. From her mixed-race background, to her army career, her famous double gold triumph in the 2004 Olympics, and her recent retirement from athletics, this book charts the human emotions behind her indomitable outward personality.