About the author
Steve Trew has been involved in triathlon since 1983 as an athlete, coach, team manager, commentator and journalist. Devoted to the sport, he has coached medallists at the major triathlon championships and contributed to its promotion internationally. At the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, he had the dual role of triathlon race commentator and member of the British coaching team.
Steve was team manager for Wales at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne.
Steve commentated on triathlon and swimming at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester; on triathlon at the Olympic Games in Athen 2004; on triathlon at Commonwealth Games in Melbourne 2006; on triathlon again at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. At the London Olympic Games in 2012, Steve commentated on triathlon, open water swimming and race walking. He also commentated at the 2012 London Paralympics on Track and Field.
“I finished the final chapter of the draft of ‘Moment of Suffering’ on the plane back home from Sydney. I know in my mind how I was going to finish the story but also wanted to witness (and be lucky enough to comment on) the race to see what happened. And a hell of a lot happened! Not unlike the novel in many ways.
(I did have a little chuckle at the 2016 Rio Games with the British attention focused on two brothers, Alistair and Jonny, and two female best friends, Vicky and Non, who trained together while ‘Moment of Suffering’ focused on two sisters and two male best friends who trained together. Stranger than fiction…. Who knows?)