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YORKSHIRE grit is hailed in a new book celebrating the county’s Olympic success.

Yorkshire’s Olympic Heroes – How the White Rose athletes lit up London 2012 – pays tribute to the county’s athletes who won seven golds, two silvers and three bronze medals at London 2012.

Athletes profiled include Sheffield’s Jess Ennis and Barnsley-born Ed Clancy, who won gold in the men’s cycling team pursuit.

Author Nick Westby puts the success of Yorkshire athletes down to investment in sporting facilities in Sheffield and Leeds in the 1980s and 1990s and the county’s ‘glorious if rugged countryside.

He said: “The key ingredient and common theme among all the stories in the book is hard work and dedication.”

Yorkshire’s Olympic Heroes is out now, published by Great Northern Books and priced £12.99.