Wednesday, January 30, 2008
"On the Wings of Mercury" makes Border's Best New Zealand Titles Short list
Here is what Borders has to say of Lorraine's book which it lists on its shortlist of Best New Zealand Titles:
"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 officialdom. Here is a candid, personal story of an extraordinary life: intense, insightful and highly entertaining."