Having sealed ‘golden couple’ status at the Rio Olympics, Jason Kenny and Laura Trott are to release their autobiography. Yes, that’s right – a joint one.
BikeBiz reports that the hardback will be published on November 10, priced at £20. Michael O’Mara Books is said to have won the publishing rights at a "hotly contested" auction.
If you’re wondering how a combined autobiography might work, the couple’s relationship is apparently ‘at its core’. The book will give some insight into their lives as two athletes competing separately within the same sport and how that shapes their day to day living. Does Kenny always cook tea, do they take turns, or are tea-cooking responsibilities a bit more ad-hoc? These pressing questions and more may or may not be answered.
It sounds like a lot of the book will focus on the couple’s journey to gold medal success in Rio. It promises to take the reader through training and preparation and also what inspired them to take up cycling in the first place.
Kenny said: "Eight years, three Olympics and 10 gold medals between us: this will be the inside story of how we have pulled it all off - the big races, the tactics and training, the struggle and the success."
Trott said: "After all that happened in Rio this feels like the perfect time to tell our story. It's been great looking back at what we have done, and looking deep into what makes us tick both as individual athletes and together as a team."