Friday, 29 November 2019
In association with deCoubertin Books.
Born in Liverpool, Andy Grant joined the Royal Marines aged 17. Three years later in February 2009, he was blown up during a foot patrol in Sangin, Helmand Province, Afghanistan. In spite of his horrific injuries, he went on to win two gold medals and a bronze at the Invictus Games for injured servicemen and women in London in 2014.
He learned to ski, surf, and climbed the highest mountain in South America. After failing to make the Paralympics, as “he wasn’t much of a sprinter”, Andy instead decided to set his sights on breaking a world record. ITV followed his successful attempt to become the fastest man with one leg over 10km.
He is an ambassador for charities such as Help for Heroes and School of Hard Knocks. In September 2016, he was honoured with the Outstanding Achievement prize at the Pride of Liverpool Awards.
You’ll Never Walk was longlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2018.