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Neal Bascomb has a great ability to find the most compelling story in historical events and bring it to life via well-drawn characters and excellent pacing. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, I have spontaneously gone out for a run a few times while reading passages. Read morePublished 3 months ago by ladysmith
Great story, fascinating history. I'm newly exploring the world of running, and especially appreciated the detail on how each athlete trained.Published 3 months ago by Anna Soman
I enjoyed this book a great deal, because I used to run although I was never near as fast as these guys. Read morePublished 4 months ago by The Brilliant Reviewer
A gripping story for anyone, but especially if you're a runner. Quick and easy read.Published 5 months ago by William J. Winslow
This is the best running book I've ever read. I loved the style of switching characters every chapter as they each attempt the mile. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Jonathan
Good book. I liked the mix of solid history reporting mixed with an exciting narrative. Felt very similar to Seabuscit and Unbroken.Published 6 months ago by M Horter