At the beginning of 2016 I approached Toni Minichiello to see how he felt about me writing a daily blog following him, Jessica Ennis-Hill and the rest of the team on their road to the Rio Olympics. My only (other) request was that the blog was 'warts and all'.
To my surprise and delight Toni agreed. After a few false starts and with some help from my friends (big shout out to Mark Perkins) www.coachtorio.com was born.
After multiple enquiries from people reading the blog that went along the lines of - "when's the book coming out?" Toni, Mark and I had a chat and agreed that a beautiful coffee table book capturing every day of the final months plus the experiences at Rio itself would be an amazing memento. For Toni, Jess and anyone that is interested!
We don't have a publishing deal (or anything close) so we've scrounged support from friends to get the blog this far. The Kickstarter campaign will fund the design and printing of the book. Much of the content is ready (although we'll add some previously unseen photos), although we don't know any more than you as to how the story ends. That's what makes it exciting!
Please pledge and help this book come to life!
Risks and challenges
Our one and only real challenge is that we don't sell enough books to fund the design and printingLearn about accountability on Kickstarter
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