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Eddie the Eagle to land in Newtown

Created on 11/05/2017 @ 17:37
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The Eagle has landed. Or rather Eddie the Eagle will be landing in the Newtown later this month to tell his life story to date.

Eddie will be at Hafren on 29 May as part of a UK tour talking about his ups and downs ever since becoming an overnight sensation in the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics.

“Try Hard” is his first-hand account of what happened before and after that and comes after the success of the film starring Hugh Jackman and Taron Egerton last year about his skiing exploits.

“As Britain’s first Olympic Ski jumper, Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards became an overnight sensation when, in ’88 at Calgary’s Winter Olympics, he lost out on medals by a long way, but won a place in the nation’s hearts for his positive attitude that embodied the true spirit of the Olympics,” said a spokesperson for Eddie.
“In TRY HARD, Eddie talks through his incredible life-journey; from self-learning ski-jumping and being shunned by the sporting establishment, to the extensive surgery to rebuild his face and body following years of wince-inducing crashes on the snow, as he set out to break world-records in stunt jumping (10 cars & six buses) and speed-skiing (but 'only' reached 106.8mph).

“From bankruptcy through trustees’ mismanagement, to gaining a Law degree, and even how he became a most unlikely pop-star in Finland, above all, what will shine through is the steely resilience of a fearless man determined to overcome huge sporting and life hurdles in an evening of anecdotes from one of Britain’s most heroic sporting underdogs
Try Hard will be at Hafren, Newtown, on Wednesday, 31 May. To book tickets, contact the box office on 01686 614555 or visit

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