155 x 235 x 17mm
Sports tragic Tony Hardy ignores his chronic homesickness and delicate constitution to embark on a lonely and potentially hazardous quest to see as many world sports events as he can in just 45 days.
Throwing caution and his savings to the wind, Hardy lives every sports lover's dream and travels around the world chasing great, and not so great, sports events.
He's in New York City for the world's most ridiculous game, the US Open tennis. He catches planes, trains and automobiles just to see the world trampoline championships in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
While in Dusseldorf to catch a famous ice hockey derby, a Turkish barber accidentally sets fire to Hardy's ears. Hardy doesn't really care about the excruciating pain, until that night when he and his blackened lobes are interviewed live on German TV.
On the way to the world's richest greyhound race in Dublin, he lands in Belfast instead. It's the last night of the marching season and he finds himself caught in the deadliest riots in 16 years.
A laugh-out-loud travelogue and sports journal, 'Race Around The Sports World' is also a book of wonderful adventures and contrasts. It's also the first travel book ever written by someone who hates travel and travellers.