Unsung offers a fascinating and illuminating insight behind the scenes of professional sports, meeting the unheralded heroes without whom this industry would not be what it is today.
A sporting compendium of the unheard, the unsaid, and the unusual, Unsung shines a rare spotlight on the integral people in the shadows, interwoven into the fabric of sport. Find out how an F1 pit crew condenses years of training into three seconds of race-day precision. Hear from the top boxing referees whose judgement calls prove the difference between crowning a champion and calling an ambulance. Meet the trigger-happy athletics starters who can break as many dreams as they make. And learn how snowmaking scientists go to war with Mother Nature at every Winter Olympics.
Away from the headlines generated by sport's biggest stars, these previously uncelebrated characters share previously untold tales of intrigue, ambition and dedication. Unsung introduces the sports stars you don't know, telling the stories you can't miss.
Alexis James is a freelance writer with a passion for untold stories and unsung personalities from the fringes of sport. His work has featured in a number of publications, including FourFourTwo, Nutmeg, Planet Football and No Place Like Home. He lives in Northumberland with his fiancée and their two daughters. Unsung is his first book.