Team GB athlete and Yellow Jersey Press author Jo Pavey selected for fifth Olympics
Jo Pavey will compete in her fifth Olympic Games after being selected to represent Team GB in the 10,000 metres at Rio 2016. The 42-year-old will become the first British athlete to take part in five Olympic Games.
Jo’s autobiography, This Mum Runs, published on Thursday 14th July by Yellow Jersey Press.
Jo Pavey was 40 years old when she won the 10,000m at the European Championships. It was the first gold medal of her career and, astonishingly, it came within months of having her second child.
The media dubbed her ‘Supermum’, but Jo’s story is in many ways the same as every mother juggling the demands of working life with a family – the sleepless nights, the endless nappy changing, the fun, the laughter and the school-run chaos. The only difference is that Jo is a full-time athlete pushing a buggy on her training runs, clocking up miles on the treadmill in a cupboard while her daughter has her lunchtime nap, and hitting the track while her children picnic on the grass.
Heartwarming and uplifting, This Mum Runs follows Jo’s roundabout journey to the top and all the lessons she’s learnt along the way. It is an inspiring yet everyday story of a runner who mums and a mother who runs.