“Davis debuts with an exhilarating look at her remarkable life and career, from her youth in the Bahamas to her success across five Olympic games.  This tale of determination will enthrall athletes and humanists alike.” – Publishers Weekly

“I have known Pauline for years and have always admired her—not only for her athletic success, but also for her determination and refusal to quit on her dreams.” -Michael Johnson, American sprinting legend & four-time Olympic gold medalist

“A great read! I truly loved this book. I couldn’t put it down! I give it two ‘hooves’ up! Very well written, the paper is high quality, and I will be ordering more for Christmas gifts!” – Review for ‘Pigs of Paradise’

“Pauline Davis is a brilliant example of Bahamian excellence and perseverance.”  – Lenny Kravitz, multiple Grammy Award-winning artist

“I had the pleasure of training with Pauline for two years. She runs the same way she writes—without fear. It’s time for the world to know Pauline Davis.” – Donovan Bailey, two-time Olympic champion & three-time world champion

For many young people from underprivileged backgrounds, athletics is a way out of poverty.

On the tiny island of The Bahamas, at a time when the country was yet to find Olympic success, Pauline Davis – a young woman born and raised in the poor neighbourhood of Bain Town – would emerge as the Golden Girl of The Bahamas, and pave the way for young women from her country to follow in her footsteps.

In a new book titled ‘Running Sideways’, Davis-Thompson shares her journey of how she fought through poverty, inequality and racism to beat the odds and become a two-time Olympic gold medallist.

To read the full article by World Athletics, and listen to an exclusive podcast with Lord Sebastian Coe, the President of World Athletics, click here.