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on 13 October 2015
Enjoyable, but sad read. Worth seeking out the video on You Tube too.
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on 23 April 2013
Excellent book. Really eye opening account of the notorious 1988 race. Also a great insight into the politics of the sport and pyschology of the competitors.
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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 28 May 2015
Absolutely fantastic overview of the whole doping scandal ... missing only one thing which is the voice of Carl Lewis but apart from that, well worth a read
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on 26 January 2017
Well researched and we'll written. Brought to life again peak era of track and field. Those were the glory days
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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 24 December 2015
Arrived in good time and well packaged
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on 2 December 2013
Great look into the seedy world of...well Carl Lewis mainly. Also pretty relevant as a backdrop to sports and athletics today. Really accessible read.
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on 18 October 2015
Very few of the athletes come out as winners
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on 16 July 2015
Really enjoyed this book. Pretty well written and a good account of events. I have a very strong memory of this race and this book fills in some of the details around the event.
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