From Last To First
Charlie Spedding was the English record holder for the marathon for 29 years until his time was beaten by Mo Farah. He is a winner of the London Marathon, and the last British athlete, male or female, to win a medal in the Olympic Marathon.
When Charlie first went to school he was almost bottom of the class, and he was even worse at sport. He and his teachers shared a very low opinion of his abilities, but then he found something he was good at. As he devoted himself to it, he gradually improved. After years of dedication he eventually became world class. He literally went from last to first.
This book is about running, because it was running that Charlie was good at, but the story he tells has a message for everybody: find what you are good at, and then become the best you can - at whatever it is.
From Last To First is Charlie's story in Charlie's own words. It is a story full of setbacks and adversity, of determination and commitment, and of love for the sheer joy of running. It is a story to fascinate anyone who enjoys sport.