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“If we only value outcomes, then we are bereft if we don’t achieve those”

Olympic silver medallist Cath Bishop challenges our cultural obsession with winning in her book, The Long Win. She proposes a new way to define success and reach our potential

Cath Bishop competed in three Olympic Games and won an Olympic silver medal with Katherine Grainger in the women’s pair at the 2004 Games in Athens. Away from rowing, she pursued a career as a diplomat, specialising in conflict issues and serving in Bosnia and Iraq. Also Chair of Love Rowing, British Rowing’s Charitable Foundation, Cath is passionate about supporting the next generation of rowers.

She says: “The book has been swirling about in my head for many years, but I first started putting pen to paper (or finger to keyboard) in 2017.


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