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Endurance: The Extraordinary Life and Times of Emil Zátopek (Wisden Sports Writing) Hardcover – 21 Apr 2016

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  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Wisden (21 April 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1472920228
  • ISBN-13: 978-1472920225
  • Product Dimensions: 15.9 x 3.1 x 24.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 22 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 275,635 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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FINALLY, the hidden life of a blazing star has been revealed, and it's even more spellbinding than I imagined. No one accomplished more on the Olympic track than Emil Zatopek, no runner was more revered and beloved, yet none of us knew what happened when he suddenly vanished from the outside world. I've been hungry to read this story for years, and in Endurance I found all the secrets, drama, and heartache of an extraordinary life. Endurance reminded me why we share this odd urge to burst out the door and run till we can't breathe, and how for one rare talent, it created greatest and most devastating moments of his life. (Christopher McDougall, author of Natural Born Heroes and Born to Run)

Broadbent reveals Zátopek's remarkable, poignant story with thoughtfulness and journalistic energy (The Times)

Meticulously researched and boasts extensive interviews with people close to Zátopek (The Independent)

This is the first proper biography of the man who revolutionised running but whose misfortune was to do so in troubled political times (The Times)

Zátopek's is a fascinating story of determination and drive. For the real tale, read the book. (The Pink (Bournemouth))

Rick Broadbent is an outstanding journalist and he has researched his subject deeply (Athletics Weekly)

This 314-page book, although thoroughly documenting his races, constitutes a fascinating and often disturbing account of Zátopek's life off the track. (Athletics Weekly)

Endurance is an excellent biography (Goodreads)

A fantastic read from beginning to end (Goodreads)

Rick Broadbent is a skilful and experienced sports writer (Times Literary Supplement)

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The story of the greatest long-distance athlete in history - a tale of running, redemption and political exile

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