Gold Medallist, world champion and world record holder: Lachlan Jones, OAM, is an exceptional athlete. What makes his success even more remarkable is that he has limited vision and cerebal palsy.
'Walk a Crooked Mile' is the inspiring, humorous and enthralling story of Lachlan's rise to the top of the international wheelchair racing, told from his father's perspective. It is a journey that begins with the annual Rip to River fun run from Point Lonsdale to the Barwon River, on Victoria's south coast in 1990 - when a determined Lachlan walked his first crooked mile in the company of his father. The journey continues through bouts of illness, financial obstacles and physical and social barriers until its culmination in Gold at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics.
But 'Walk a Crooked Mile' is also a journey of discovery for Greg, as he learns to see the world through his son's eyes and comes to admire Lachlan's resolve to succeed against all odds.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 08 / 2003
- 135 x 207mm