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Review: Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone releases her new book ‘Far Beyond Gold’

Olympic gold medalist hurdler and world record holder Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone released her new book “Far Beyond Gold: Running from Fear to Faith.”

Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone
Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone. Photo Credit: Chip Kalback
Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone. Photo Credit: Chip Kalback

Olympic gold medalist hurdler and world record holder Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone released her new book “Far Beyond Gold: Running from Fear to Faith.”

McLaughlin-Levrone is a two-time Olympic gold medalist and world record–holding American sprinter and hurdler. At the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games, she won a gold medal in the 400 meter hurdles, all while shattering the world record with a time of 51.46 seconds, and she also won a gold medal for Team USA as part of the 4 x 400 meter relay race.

In this candid and authentic memoir, she shares her personal story of struggles and victories, as well as stories of faith and transformation.

She discusses the vital role that her faith has played in her life, especially when it comes to transforming love and empowering truth.

In addition to being a tremendous hurdler, McLaughlin-Levrone has battled perfectionism, anxiety, as well as questions about identity, and whether or not she was enough.

As a world-class athlete and woman, she shifted from anxiety to boldness, from limits to freedom, and from perfectionism to purpose.

It is a motivational book about conquering fears and finding strength in faith, as well as pushing past one’s perceived limits and overcoming challenges that one is facing, especially from a mental health standpoint.

The Verdict

Overall, Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone delivers with her new book “Far Beyond Gold.” Her life story and athletic accomplishments are an inspiration to us all.

She is a woman who has found the means to go beyond the ordinary, and she has expanded and redefined track and field into what it is today.

McLaughlin-Levrone is not afraid to be raw, honest, and vulnerable in this book, and her vulnerability is the reader’s reward. It can easily be read in one or two sittings, and is worth more than just a passing glance. “Far Beyond Gold” garners an A rating.

“Far Beyond Gold” is available on Amazon by clicking here.

To learn more about Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone, follow her on Instagram..

Markos Papadatos
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Markos Papadatos is Digital Journal's Editor-at-Large for Music News. Papadatos is a Greek-American journalist and educator that has authored over 21,000 original articles over the past 18 years. He has interviewed some of the biggest names in music, entertainment, lifestyle, magic, and sports. He is a 16-time "Best of Long Island" winner, where for three consecutive years (2020, 2021, and 2022), he was honored as the "Best Long Island Personality" in Arts & Entertainment, an honor that has gone to Billy Joel six times.

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