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Butcher weaves interviews with nostalgia, capturing the mood of those heady days for British middle-distance running. THE HERALD a magnificent book EL PAIS
Pat Butcher, a middle-distance runner himself, was athletics correspondent of The Times for most of the 1980s. He has subsequently worked for BBC radio and television, the Financial Times and L'Equipe.
Marvelous recollections of a big part of my life - very thorough research combined with an easy writing style. Thank you!Published 19 months ago by Malcolm Coomber
Great book which provides insight into the men behind the story. Both Ovett and Coe were very interesting and intriguing personalities and I learned a lot about what drove them and... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Tomumass
I’m sad, I’m a tragic for anything running related of this era. These guys were my heroes growing up and I devoured anything associated with them. Read morePublished on March 22, 2013 by Chris Sutton
Great condition, the three runners ovett coe and cram have always been an inspiration, glad to get a hold of it.Published on July 17, 2010 by Sam Watson
I was a high school runner when Coe and Ovett burst upon the world Track and Field scene. I was awed by their performances and read everything I could about them, which wasn't much... Read morePublished on September 13, 2009 by D. Antokal
Intersting history of athletics careers of Coe and Ovett. Life is tough even for championsPublished on May 21, 2009 by Plodder
This was a very enjoyable book about the great Ovett/Coe rivalry. The book delves into the roots/family influences of the two very talented middle distance runners including... Read morePublished on November 28, 2007 by Bookworm