Determined to Win: The Overcoming Spirit of Jean Driscoll

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Eight-Time Boston Marathon Winner and Paralympic Athlete Shares Her Story!

Jean Driscoll was named 25th of the top 100 women athletes in the century by Sports Illustrated for Women. Born with spina bifida (a hole in the spine), Jean was never supposed to walk. But because of her intense determination and true grit, she not only learned to walk but to fly — in a wheelchair across the finish line.

In her autobiography, Jean chronicles her flight ...

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Overview

Eight-Time Boston Marathon Winner and Paralympic Athlete Shares Her Story!

Jean Driscoll was named 25th of the top 100 women athletes in the century by Sports Illustrated for Women. Born with spina bifida (a hole in the spine), Jean was never supposed to walk. But because of her intense determination and true grit, she not only learned to walk but to fly — in a wheelchair across the finish line.

In her autobiography, Jean chronicles her flight from physical paralysis to true spiritual freedom. She shows us what perseverance can achieve and points us to the power of a God who gives courage and hope to overcome countless obstacles.

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“What makes Driscoll the best in her business is her mental toughness.” — USA Today

“Jean Driscoll is a role model, athlete and true inspiration. Determined to Win is a touching and uplifting look into the life of a very special person and friend.” — Jackie Joyner Kersee, Female Athlete of the Century, winner of six Olympic medals.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780877884187
  • Publisher: The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/17/2000
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

An eight-time winner of the Boston Maraton, Jean Driscoll is also a two-time Olympic silver medalist with nine medals from the Paralympics. A college coach and motivational speaker, she has appeared on Good Morning America, The Today Show and Nightline.

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