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The Marathon Makers

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In the space of 24 hours in July 1908, dramatic events came to a climax at the first London Olympic Games. The marathon distance of 26 miles 385 yards set at that time has since been accepted worldwide and this thrilling account of heroism, ambition, and scandal tells for the first time the story of three remarkable men whose destinies collided in the battles that overshadowed these Games. It is a tale that stretches from rural Italy to the battlefields of the Boer War; from Ellis Island to Broadway and beyond to explore the foundations of the modern sporting and marathon movements and celebrate the strength of the human spirit.

About the Author

John Bryant is a journalist and has served as the editor-in-chief of the Daily and Sunday Telegraph. He was a long-time captain of the worlds oldest cross-country club, the Thames Hare and Hounds, and is the author of 3:59.4 and The London Marathon. Sebastian Coe is the chief of the 2012 London Olympics.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781844547852
Author:
Bryant, John
Publisher:
Blake Publishing
Foreword by:
Coe, Sebastian
Foreword:
Coe, Sebastian
Author:
Bryant, John
Author:
Sebastian Coe, KBE
Author:
Coe, Sebastian
Author:
Coe KBE, Sebastian
Subject:
Olympics
Subject:
History
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Olympics
Subject:
Running & Jogging
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20090631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
334
Dimensions:
8.00 x 5.00 in 0.86 lb

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » General History
History and Social Science » World History » England » General
History and Social Science » World History » General
Sports and Outdoors » Sports and Fitness » Olympics
Sports and Outdoors » Sports and Fitness » Sports General

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