‘A Young Woman’s Mission to Honour Another by

Qualifying for the Ironman World Championship’



Written by Hollie Cradduck, this book contains so much more than a story of sporting achievement. Hollie explores the extremes of emotion, from conquering Ironman Wales, to learning of the sudden death of her niece, Rosie.

The journey Hollie is forced to endure takes her into a dark place where she candidly talks about her devastation and the profound impact Rosie’s death has on her. Negotiating her way back into relative normality is marred with public opinion and learning more about what was happening for her family while she was racing. Sharing accounts from her family gives even greater depth to the story that has rippled through generations.

Deciding to honour Rosie through sport is something that inspired, and continues to inspire, so many people. For Hollie, however, it was a means of making sense of what happened and the only way that she could find to focus and carry on. The sporting journey in itself is one of incredible resilience, and the importance of the journey can never be underestimated.

If you have crossed the finish line of an Ironman, you will relate to the feelings that Hollie experienced as she heard the words ‘Hollie Cradduck, You Are An Ironman’. To then learn of the death of someone you love is incomprehensible. You don’t have to have crossed that finish line, or any finish line, to be moved and inspired by Hollie’s story.


Hollie Cradduck

Twitter: @HollieCradduck #HolliesRoadtoKona


  • Overall: 5 out of 5
  • Pitch Publishing: www.pitchpublishing.co.uk
  • Price: £12.99
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