When Kurt Fearnley was a kid, he would leave his wheelechair at the front gate and go exploring with his brothers and sisters. 'You're going to have to be stronger than we are,' they told him, 'and we know you will be.'
The boy from Carcoar was raised to believe he could do anything. At fifteen, he won his first medal. Then he conquered the world, winning three Paralympic gold medals, seven world championships and more than 35 marathons. A world-beater in and out of his wheelchair, Kurt is a true Australian champion.
Inspiring, exhilarating and highly entertaining, Pushing the Limits takes us inside the mind of a kid with a disability growing up in a tiny town, a teenager finding his place in the world, and an elite sportsman who refuses to give up, no matter how extreme the challenge.
'Kurt Fearnley is the most inspiring figure in Australian sport, and this is a wondrous tale.' Peter FitzSimons
'There are only possibilities in Kurt's world. If you say he can't, he will.' Steve Waugh
'I love this bloke. Not only is he, in my opinion, Australia's greatest athlete, but he has such an enormous heart and zest for life. What Kurt does for the general community, and particularly for athletes with disabilities, is truly inspiring.' David Koch
'Kurt Fearnley gives life a good name.' Andrew Denton
'Aside from all the medals, accolades and achievements, in my humble opinion it is his larrikin sense of humour, positive attitude to life, never forgetting where he comes from and his belief that there is nothing he can't do that makes him a national treasure.' Layne Beachley
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Three-time Paralympic gold medalist Kurt Fearnley’s autobiography is refreshingly straightforward and profoundly inspiring. Sharing heartfelt and humorous observations about his journey to becoming a long-distance wheelchair racer, Fearnley embodies his belief that “you only start living when life is pushing you out of your comfort zone”. His incredible athletic achievements are no match for his compassion, determination and can-do positivity.
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Pushing the limits
What an inspiration. I know that is not what Kurt would feel he is, as he says it is just 'living life', but inspirational you are. What an amazing read, congratulations. Thank you for helping us make the life of people with a disability 'more normal'. Thank you.
A must read thanks Kurt
A truly inspirational book by one of Australia's outstanding athletes. Kurt Fearnley thank you for making me laugh and cry and for opening my eyes to my judgemental attitude towards disability. I am changed.
Great read, top bloke
A very entertaining, insightful and moving book. Gives you the background of someone who they weren't sure if he would live for more than a few days to being a world beater. Worth every cent and more!