Gail Devers My Life In Story: Stronger

Gail Devers My Life In Story: Stronger

by Gail Devers, Braxton Cosby

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Gail Devers My Life In Story: Stronger by Gail Devers, Braxton Cosby

The Race Is Never Over
Gail Devers My Life in Story: Stronger by three-time Olympic Champion in track and field, Gail Devers, is a rousing story of trials and triumphs. In this autobiography, Devers gives readers an intimate look at her life, never before revealed, and shares how she overcame setback after setback during the height of her career. Behind every champion's success is a timeline of challenges, and Devers reveals her secrets on how to become a true champion despite facing a mountain of trials after being diagnosed with Graves' disease. Based on true events, this book is sure to not only captivate audiences, but also will delight and inspire every individual who reads it.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781537713328
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/14/2016
Pages: 196
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Gail Devers is a retired three-time Olympic champion in track and field for the US Olympic Team. A young talent in the 100 m and 100 m hurdles, Devers was in training for the 1988 Summer Olympics, started experiencing health problems, suffering (among others) migraine and vision loss. She qualified for the Olympics 100 m hurdles, in which she was eliminated in the semi-finals, but her health continued to deteriorate even further.
In 1990, she was diagnosed with Graves' disease, and underwent radioactive iodine treatment, followed by thyroid hormone replacement therapy. During her radiation treatment, Devers began to develop blistering and swelling of her feet. Eventually, the sprinter could barely walk and had to crawl and/or be carried. A doctor considered amputating her feet.
Amazingly, Devers recovered after the radiation treatment was discontinued, and she resumed training. At the 1991 World Championships, she won a silver medal in the 100 m hurdles. Devers went on to win both World Championship and Olympic gold again and again.

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