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on 4 April 2014
Swift delivery and well packaged, appreciated this as it was a present.

The recipient who remembers that incredible Olympic scandal said the book was so compelling he could barely put it down until he finished it. We learned to look at events differently - I can't say any more without this review becoming a spoiler.
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on 25 December 2014
Without doubt this book is in the top three books I have read. I couldn't put it down and didn't want it to end . It was every bit as fascinating as the race itself. The detail that the author went into is incredible and it left you with a great insight into the principal characters involved in one of sports biggest scandals
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on 23 July 2014
Brilliant insight into the shock and drama of Ben Johnson's infamous gold medal win in the 1988 100m, and his subsequent failed drug test. Portrays the fierce rivalry between him and Carl Lewis that led up to the Seoul Olympics. A must for any sports fan, still one of the most dramatic events in Olympics history
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on 26 August 2012
This is a well researched book, which is based centrally around the rivarly between Johnson and Lewis. Two very different characters but both after the same title of fastest man in the world. It's a shame that Lewis didn't cooperate to the same extent as Johnson did for the book but at least his coach did.
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on 8 October 2015
A good read, with good insight into the race, the rivalry and the repercussions. The lack of input from the Carl Lewis was a bit of a disappointment but that was't for lack of trying from the author. Interesting to see more of a background to the most controversial 10 seconds in athletics history.
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on 6 August 2013
Brilliant. Takes what you know about Sprinting from the early '80's onwards and totally rewrites that history. Not just the tale of who took what, here we discover the motives, rivalries and high-level corruption which allowed such blatant cheating to flourish. Can't recommend it highly enough.
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on 6 February 2013
an extremely well written account of a momentous event in sport - really good pacing that keeps you turning the page. Fair from all counts with some great inside views of a scandal that rocked the sporting world long before Lance admitted everything
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on 18 February 2016
The book has the pace of a 10,000 metres race, but has a great ending with twist or was it the vision of a cheat in denial?

Loved the book but it really does highlight a problem that will never go away unless life bans are imposed.
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on 28 March 2016
Great read. A particularly well researched book that goes to great lengths to give the full background to one of the biggest rivalries and subsequent scandals in athletics. Somewhat worryingly it seems present day athletics are no cleaner.
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on 5 November 2013
Thoroughly enjoyed another of Moore's books. Well written, insightful, clearly done his research. Always like the way he takes a subject and steps the reader through the personal stories behind the big event. Well worth a read.
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