Carl Lewis, winner of 9 Olympic gold medals in track and field, chronicled the events of his final Olympic year, 1996, in One More Victory Lap. Co-authored with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jeffrey Marx, the book details how hard work and perseverance helped him to win his last gold medal in the long jump competition, in Atlanta, at the age of 35.
His sprint and long jump medals came in the 1984, 1988, 1992 and 1996 Games. He is a former world-record holder in the 100-meter dash.
In addition to his celebrated career as an athlete, he has worked actively for the cause of organ donation and transplantation.
Carl Lewis was interviewed at Kentucky Author Forum by Frank Deford, NPR Sports Commentator and a contributing writer to Newsweek. He is considered by many to be the nation’s preeminent sportswriter. He was voted “Sportswriter of the Year” 6 times by his peers, has twice been honored as “Magazine Writer of the Year”, and has won both an Emmy and a Cable Ace for broadcast journalism. He is also the author of numerous books.