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.
Wonderful work that paints all the picture of these three great athletes and their commonality and differences. Inspiring and worth the read!Published 21 days ago by Dewey Bonedriver
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 1 month 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 1 month ago by Trigirl0913
Captivating story. Great read. I gave it to my sons to read, too, as they are both runners.Published 1 month 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 2 months 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 4 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 5 months ago by BrokenArrow