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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 11: Dustin Martin of the Tigers looks on after the 2020 AFL Round 02 match between the Collingwood Magpies and the Richmond Tigers at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on June 11, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

While the images of medals won, goals kicked and cups claimed are likely to enter the minds of many when the name Dustin Martin is raised, a new publication has explored the man behind all of the glory.

Set for release new week, 'Dustin Martin - The Story Continues' is said to reveal more than just the 30-year-old's footballing achievements, but also the intimate details of how the man himself is constructed.

According to an excerpt of the tome released by The Herald Sun on Sunday, the Brownlow Medallist has embarked on a journey towards fulfillment outside of the boundary line.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 28: Shane Edwards and Dustin Martin celebrate Richmond winning the 2019 AFL Grand Final on September 28, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mackenzie Sweetnam/Getty Images)

Since assailing the game's summit with a swag of awards in 2017, Martin was said to have been left empty in other facets of his life, but with the aid of a professional mentor and a desire to search within, the former first-round draftee has reportedly gained a fuller sense of self.

Though the full tale will only be known when the book hits shelves, said extract explained that away from the eyes of supporters in the stand, the tattooed Tiger finds balance by swimming, cycling, and boxing.

It has also been said that a keen interest in devouring self-help books and adhering to certain Buddhist principles has helped the three-time Norm Smith winner creep closer to understanding who he is and what he wants from the remainder of his life.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 28: Dustin Martin of the Tigers celebrates victory with the Premiership Trophy and fans during the 2019 AFL Grand Final match between the Richmond Tigers and the Greater Western Sydney Giants at Melbourne Cricket Ground on September 28, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/AFL Photos/via Getty Images )

In the words of his mentor, Ben Crowe, who has worked with several other Australian athletes such as Ash Barty, Stephanie Gilmore, and the ubiquitous Dylan Alcott, Martin believes he has reached a standpoint on himself.

While some of these new-aged ideals may leave certain members of the footballing community scratching their heads, if the pursuit of understanding the person within the guernsey can lead to unassailable results on the park, then you can bet your bottom dollar that many other players in the 'copy cat' league will begin following Martin's lead.

The Hardie Grant publication will be available for purchase from October 19.