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  • Paperback: 287 pages
  • Publisher: Breakaway Books (2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1891369482
  • ISBN-13: 978-1891369483
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 77,618 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The Greatest The official biography of the greatest distance runner of all time. Full description

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By L. Whelan on 17 Feb 2010
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I was really looking forward to reading this book as I am a marathon runner and get great motivation from books such as this, I have read Paula Radcliffs book, (which I found excellent by the way) and several others of this nature. I was expecting to read more of Hailes story as regards growing up in Ethopia and his struggle to become on of the greatest runners in history, it did not go into much detail as regards his training which was again very disappointing, and I really thought it would give a more personal account of his big races. This could have been a great book, alas it did not do it for me.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Hair Bear on 24 Feb 2008
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Very good, well written book that documents Gebreselassie's rise from poverty to superstardom. With an 'always-welcome-to-the-statistician' glossary of race details and history included, both Haile's career (not just as an athlete but also a would-be politician) and private life are more than adequately covered. For the athletics nut, there are also training tips and coverage of other athletes, such as Yifter and Jos Hermans.
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My daughter loves this . She says it is excellent and better than any other account of the great runner. This is for athletics fans or anyone who likes stories of people attaining their best.
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