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A Marathon of Her Own: The Diary of Sophia Krikonis is the fifteenth book in My Australian Story. It was written by Irini Savvides; her only for the series. The book was first published in August 2004 and reprinted in May 2013 with a new cover. It was followed by Jenny Blackman's Our Enemy, My Friend.


Book description[]

"Times are tough in Crete, and Sophia's father has decided to make a fresh start in Melbourne.
Sophia struggles to learn English and get used to the strange new customs, but no matter how hard she tries, nobody at school wants to make friends with a foreigner.
Then her talent for running starts to make a difference. With Olympic fever gripping Melbourne, Sophia's courage and determination is rewarded in unexpected ways.
And the 1956 Olympic Games surprises everyone.


Historical Note[]


Main article: List of A Marathon of Her Own characters
  • Sophia Krikonis


Main article: Irini Savvides




See also[]

My Australian Story

A Banner Bold | Plagues and Federation | A Tale of Two Families | Surviving Sydney Cove | The Rum Rebellion
The Yankee Whaler | A Different Sort of Real | Who Am I? | On Board the Boussole | The Bombing of Darwin
Fords and Flying Machines | Snowy | Riding with Thunderbolt | Our Don Bradman | A Marathon of Her Own
Our Enemy, My Friend

1st relaunch

New Gold Mountain | Outback | Cyclone Tracy | Refugee | The Melting Pot | Archer's Melbourne Cup
Claw of the Dragon | Atomic Testing

2nd relaunch

The Hunt for Ned Kelly | The Phar Lap Mystery | My Father's War | Sydney Harbour Bridge | Heroes of Tobruk
Escape from Cockatoo Island | Gallipoli | Kokoda | Convict Girl | Vietnam

3rd relaunch

Black Sunday | Our Race for Reconciliation | Bushfire | Rebellion at Eureka | Castle Hill Rebellion | Six Seconds
The Battle for Victoria Street