26.2 by John Bryant PDF

By John Bryant

ISBN-10: 1782193588

ISBN-13: 9781782193586

this can be the exciting account of the heroism, ambition, and scandal of 3 notable males whose activities on the 1908 Olympics overshadowed the 1st London video games. Diminutive Italian Dorando Pietri fell 5 instances, and was once virtually carried around the end line. Scottish sprinter Wyndham Halswelle and American competitor Johnny Hayes have been drawn right into a dispute among the us and the British Empire approximately carrying superiority, which spilled over into politics, way of life, and ethics, with allegations regarding dishonest, drug-taking, and professionalism. John Bryant delves into the lives of those 3 notable males in a story that stretches from rural Italy to the battlefields of the Boer conflict and past to discover the rules of the trendy carrying and marathon movement.

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