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The Race of My Life

An Autobiography
Narrated by: Sagar Arya
Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
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Milkha Singh has led a life dominated by running, running, running....from a boy who narrowly escaped death during Partition (most of his family was not so lucky) to a juvenile delinquent who stole and outran the police to a young army recruit who ran his very first race to win special privileges for himself (a daily glass of milk). After that first race, Milkha Singh became an athlete by default. And what followed was the stuff legends are made of.

In this remarkably candid autobiography, Milkha Singh shares the amazing highs of winning India's first-ever gold in athletics at the Commonwealth Games, the unbridled joy of being hailed as the Flying Sikh in Pakistan, and the shattering low of failure at the Olympics. Simple yet ambitious; famous yet grounded; temptations all around him yet remaining celibate so he could focus on racing; a rich and beautiful girl who was desperate for him yet fighting the world to marry his lady love, Nimmi, even as the on-field drama found its way into his personal life, Milkha was a man who defined his own destiny. And yet for a man whose life was dominated by sports, he continues to remain disillusioned with the way sports is run.

Powerful and gripping, The Race of My Life documents the journey of an impoverished refugee who rose to become one of the most towering figures in Indian sports.

©2013 Milkha Singh (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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An exciting story, narrated really well

Really liked it, a very easy listen. Truthfully written, narrated clearly. Exciting to know the truth behind the great man and his thoughts

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awesome

i always inspired by milkha singh,this book is a perfect one for me and i greatful to have it.

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inspiring story

a true story of grit, passion and victory. proud to be an Indian where fellow citizens are like Milkha Singh Sir!!