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Out of the Box

Out of the Box

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In 1964, one of the best javelin throwers in Australia traveled to England to see if he could qualify for the Olympics. But, because of an injury, he didn’t make the team - and he couldn’t afford a plane ticket home. So he came up with an idea while working a cargo job at Heathrow Airport: “I saw them shipping animals. And I thought, well, if the dogs can survive it, I could.”

Marcus and Julie McSorley’s book about Reg Spiers is Out of the Box: The Highs and Lows of a Champion Smuggler.

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Comments (4)

Bu M

What a thrilling life story & uplifting friendship 😅

Apr 13th
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Claire Voyant

What an extraordinary story!

Apr 4th
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KB

It's true that Australian's love a folk hero, an underdog story. Made me so happy to hear this story.

Mar 11th
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Ryles

14:51 "Phoebe, we told lies." Made me laugh so hard 😂

Mar 10th
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