4.0 out of 5 stars
The best runner you've probably never heard of, 3 April 2012
A very interesting insight into one mans struggle against various lifetime bans issued to him for being paid a feww measley quid as an amateur boxer aged just 17. As the story unravels we learn about John Tarrant's tough childhood and how this effected his outlook on life. How he constantly battles against the amateur athletic authorities, winning some battles but losing many also. We see amazing highs and terrible, almost all-consuming, lows and get a taste of a runner who worked immensely hard to be the best, but was more often than not denied the opportunity.
Well written, a real page-turner for the long distance runner interested in the history of their sport. Or for anybody with an interest in athletics history.