Athletes

  • Ann Bancroft: Is the first woman in history to cross the ice to the North and South Poles. Biography. You can buy books by and about Ann Bancroft at Amazon.
  • Duncan Goodhew: Olympic Swimmer.
  • Bruce Jenner: Olympic Decathlon Gold Medalist. Biography. You can buy books by and video's of Bruce Jenner at Amazon.
"I just barely got through school. The problem was a learning disability, at a time when there was nowhere to get help." - Bruce Jenner
"I firmly believe that deep in their soul everyone has a champion that can overcome obstacles and do great things." - Bruce Jenner
"All kids need is a little help, a little hope and somebody who believes in them." Magic Johnson: Professional basketball star
  • Jackie Stewart: racecar driver
  • Greg Louganis (Olympic diver)
  • Dexter Manley: Washington Redskins
  • Carl Lewis
  • Chris Boardman
"I didn't really enjoy school and couldn't wait to leave. I was always particularly hopeless at Sports Day; all that running whilst balancing eggs on spoons". Chris Boardman: Cyclist, Olympic Gold Medallist
  • Muhammad Ali: World Heavyweight Champion Boxer
  • Nolan Ryan, Baseball Pitcher for the Texas Rangers
  • Pete Rose
  • Jodie Kidd
"I got used to being told off. If I wasn't told off every day in every lesson, I was in shock." She was suspended twice and threatened with expulsion. "I hated academic work". Jodie Kidd: Super-model. She flunked all her seven GCSEs apart from art