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In that, the book reads like a detective story in which, like Lieutenant Columbo, readers know the end.
Neal Bascomb has written the perfect book about the dramatic race to be first to break the four-minute mile.
Even if you aren't the book is written very well and the storyline (true story) keeps you flying throughout.
Wow, I loved every minute reading this book. I knew that Roger Bannister from England was the first man to run under four minutes for the mile but I did not know anything else... Read morePublished 9 days ago by T. Cannon
This book not only brings the race to you, where you feel like you were there, but you get a true insight into what the athletes were thinking. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Trigirl0913
Captivating story. Great read. I gave it to my sons to read, too, as they are both runners.Published 26 days ago by Matthew Deevers
An excellent book about 3 men who gave it their all. I must say though that I wondered about Santee's coach, Easton, who made a couple of crucial mistakes with documents. Read morePublished 1 month ago by By Betsy
I of course knew who was the first to break the record. Even knowing that the author wrote a compelling tale of the three athletes racing literally to be the first to break the... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Christine L. Wodke
A first rate book set in 1952-54 in which three young men with different temperaments and running styles chase after the 4 minute mile. Read morePublished 4 months ago by BrokenArrow
I expected a recap of Bannister's breaking of the 4 minute barrier, but this book is much more than that. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Specklebelly
Very good book, and very inspirational for runners like me who need a kick in the butt every once in awhile. I am reading it for the second time now.Published 4 months ago by h