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  • Published: 26 August 2016
  • ISBN: 9780143574361
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $34.99
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The Kiwi Pair




A gritty story of commitment, self-discovery and the outer limits of human endurance.

A gritty story of commitment, self-discovery and the outer limits of human endurance.

Hamish Bond and Eric Murray’s domination of world rowing is legendary. Double Olympic champions, world record holders and the winners of six World Championship titles in the coxless pair, they have been at the pinnacle of their sport since they captured their first title together in 2009.

The Kiwi Pair shares the story of Bond and Murray’s unique partnership. Some would describe them as chalk and cheese, two contrasting personalities who nevertheless bring out the best in each other. Join them as they share the secrets to their success, their extreme training regime, the highs and lows of top level sport, and the extraordinary dedication it takes to be world-beating oarsmen.

‘This is a story of dedication, and that is a story that is not told often enough.’
— Sir Steve Redgrave

  • Published: 26 August 2016
  • ISBN: 9780143574361
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $34.99
Categories:

About the author

Eric Murray

Eric Murray was born in Hastings, 1982, and is one half of the New Zealand coxless pair that took six seconds off the world record and won gold at the London and Rio Olympics.

In 2011 Murray set a new world record on an indoor rowing machine, 18,728m in one hour on a Concept 2 Dynamic Rowing Machine.
On 17 January 2012 Murray raced five-time men's single scull world champion Mahé Drysdale in the single scull event, winning by less than half a second.

Murray was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the 2013 New Year's Honours, for his services to rowing. He is also a registered marriage celebrant.

Praise for The Kiwi Pair

The Kiwi Pair is a stunning portrait of two elite oarsmen and what it took for them to become the greatest rowing crew of all time. It’s a cracking read, an absolute Kiwi sporting classic.

Matt Calman, New Zealand Listener

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