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Godspeed shortlisted for the Telegraph Sports Books Awards 2020

We are delighted to announce that Casey Legler's incredible memoir Godspeed has been shortlisted for the Telegraph Sports Book Awards 2020 in the International Autobiography of the Year category. The Telegraph Sports Book Awards is the major annual promotion for sports writing and publishing, the awards exist to highlight the most outstanding sports books of the previous calendar year, to showcase their merits and to enhance their reputation and profile.

For more information please visit the Telegraph Sports Book Awards website. Congratulations to Casey and the other shortlisted authors! 


‘I swim for every chance to get wasted — after every meet, every weekend, every travel trip. This is what I look forward to and what I tell no one: the burn of it down my throat, to my soul curled up in my lungs, the sharpest pain all over it — it seizes and stretches, becoming alive again, and is the only thing that makes sense.’

At fifteen, Casey Legler is already one of the fastest swimmers in the world. She is also an alcoholic, isolated from her family, and incapable of forming lasting connections with those around her.

Driven to compete at the highest levels, sent far away from home to train…

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