No runner has stories like Marc de Reuver. De Reuver has had the highest of highs, the lowest of lows and everything in between on and off the track. OPEN, Marc’s official biography, will cover it all. After you get a glimpse of what the book will include, it will be a must see. Some subjects will shock and surprise! Pre-order the book now on www.marcdereuver.nl. Otherwise, you can find more information below.
From September 23 on OPEN, the official biography of former motocross rider Marc de Reuver, is officially available for pre-order. On the official website, an autographed version of the book is temporarily available. In addition to this, a limited number of unique Leatt retro motocross jerseys will be randomly distributed among orders. Dutch and international versions (in English) can be pre-ordered from the official website www.marcdereuver.nl.
In OPEN, Marc tells all about his life on and off the track, from the first moment he put on his first bike to his coaching career. Marc talks about his career as a professional motocross rider, the pressure of being a professional athlete, the wrong turns he has taken, his struggle to find a stable life and the lessons he has for talented young athletes. .
Looking back on his story, Marc admits it wasn’t easy to do. “There are some things that you just want to forget that you’ve locked away for a while, but if you’re writing a book like this, you have to review it all. I think a lot of people, especially those closest to me, will be shocked at what is in the book.
“Right now, this is the finish line of a long series of interviews and a month-long period of writing,” said the author. Tim Gerth reflects on the writing process. “I was lucky in a way that Marc’s story almost writes on its own, although I had to face some major challenges in choosing which stories to write and which not to write, because there are has so many. I think we’ve managed to tell a new and eye-opening story that puts motocross in a different perspective. Marc’s life story is that of a talented young athlete who never reached his full potential, which makes it relevant to many more people than motocross fans. Once people have finished reading the book, I hope Marc will receive the respect he has earned for his career and contributions to sport in general.
OPEN is the very first biography of a Dutch motocross rider to hit the shelves of large-scale Dutch bookstores. It tells the candid story of Marc de Reuver, one of the greatest motocross talents in Dutch history. OPEN is published by Edicola Publishing. The Dutch version will be released on November 10, 2021. The international version, translated into English, should be released in March 2022.
OPEN can now be ordered for € 21.95 incl.VAT via www.marcdereuver.nl. International and Dutch versions are available for pre-order. All pre-ordered books will be delivered signed by Marc de Reuver. Additionally, all orders will be entered into a lottery to win an exclusive Leatt retro motocross jersey. The winners will be contacted by us.
Exclusive retro Leatt jersey
Marc has teamed up with South African clothing brand Leatt to develop a retro motocross jersey inspired by his time driving for Martin Honda, with whom he won the GP of Italy and Benelux in 2008. It also features a reference to his nickname “The King”. of Sand ‘(abbreviated TKOS) on the collar.
“The red and white jersey when Marc was on Honda, people remember it so well, that’s why we chose to do something in that color. Good times for the sand man, ”says Dave King (marketing director and athlete at Leatt) on the special cooperation. Leatt has been a pioneer in the development of motocross protective gear since 2000 and continues to innovate. Currently, Leatt is the supplier of protective equipment for the F&H Kawasaki MX2 racing team, for which Marc is actively working as a trainer. A limited number of jerseys can be won by pre-order customers. The winners will be picked at random.