Autobiographies from female athletes

I was looking for some quotes from great female athletes and realised there are far far fewer female athlete autobiographies than there should be for the amount of amazing athletes out there – so created a list to highlight the fabulous books that we can all learn from and be inspired by.

If you think of any which should be added message me on twitter: @josephineperry

Alyson Annan (Hockey) – Beyond the limits

Billie Jean King (Tennis) – The Autobiography

Brittney Griner (Basketball) – In My skin

Casey Legler (Swimming) – Godspeed

Catherine Spencer (Rugby) – Mud, Maul and Mascara

Cathy Freeman (Track) – Cathy

Chrissie Wellington (Triathlon) – A life without Limits

Deena Kastor (Running) – Let your mind run

Denise Lewis (Heptathlon) – Personal Best

Diana Nyad (Swimming) – Find a way

Ellen McArthur (Sailing) – Race against time

Frances Houghton (Rowing) – Lessons from five Olympic Games

Geva Mentor (Netball) – Leap: Making the Jump to take netball to the top of the world

Jess Ennis (Heptathlon) – Unbelievable

Jessica Diggins (Cross Country Skiing) – Brave Enough

Jo Pavey (Running) – This mum runs

Jo Rowsell (Cycling) – Full Circle

Joan Benoit (Running) – Running Tide

Katherine Grainger (Rowing) – Dreams do come true

Kathrine Switzer (Running) – Marathon Woman

Katie Taylor (Boxing) – My Olympic Dream

Katrin Davidsdottir (Crossfit) – Dottir

Kelly Holmes (Track) – Black, White & Gold

Kelly Smith (Football) – My Story

Layne Beachley (Surfing) – Beneath the waves

Lizzie Deignan (Cycling) – Steadfast – My story

Lynne Cox (Swimming) – Swimming to Antarctica

Mary Peters (Track running) – Autobiography

Nicole Cooke (Cycling) – The Breakaway

Paula Radcliffe (Running) – My Story so far

Ronda Rousey (MMA) – My fight Your fight

Sam Briggs  (Crossfit) – Start your Engines

Sam Quek (Hockey) – Hope and a Hockey Stick

Victoria Pendleton (Cycling) – The Autobiography

Cora Staunton (Gaelic Football) – Game Changer

Nicola Adams (Boxing) – Believe

Lowri Morgan (Ultra Running) – Beyond Limits

Maria Leijerstam (Ultra Cycling) – Cycling to the South Pole

Emily Chappell (Ultra Cycling – Where there’s Will

Martina Navratilova (Tennis) – Martina