Running for Their Lives (BOK)

Mark Whitaker

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In 1928 two extraordinary Englishmen competed in an unprecedented event - a transcontinental road race across America that required them to run an average of 40 miles for 80 consecutive days. Despite being separated by class, education and age, Peter Gavuzzi and Arthur Newton became close friends and formed a successful business partnership as endurance athletes. They raced in 500-mile relays, in 24-hour events, in snowshoes and against horses; and they became the stars of a craze for endurance events that swept across depression-era North America and the most famous long-distance runners in the world. However, history has forgotten these two men, and in Running for Their Lives - in a story peopled with remarkable characters, unimaginable feats and tragic twists of fate - they only now receive the recognition they so richly deserve.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Mark Whitaker
Forlag
YELLOW JERSEY PRESS
ISBN 9780224082594
Antall sider 368 Dimensjoner 13,1cm x 19,9cm x 2,7cm
Vekt 280 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Track & field sports, athletics

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