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.
Excellent read-not only for the track junkie.
Bascomb does a superb job of infusing his history with exquisite detail and compelling character.
Fancinating story. A must read for any athlete but especially for runners.Published 1 month ago by C. Walsh
this book presented information that I was previously unaware of. As a former miler who grew up in the era of Bannister, et al, it was great reading. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Michael Hughes
I'm totally oblivious to what's going on in the world of sports, yet I enjoyed this book a lot. Of the three books by Neal Bascomb that I have read so far, this one actually... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kamila Stofirova
I chose 4 of 5 stars because I didn't hang on every word - I could put the book down for a length of time. Also, the story was a little longer than needed. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Linda S.
I'm an occasional runner and knew very little about the competition for the 4-minute mile. This extremely-well researched account chronicles the battles between Bannister, Landy,... Read morePublished 2 months ago by E. Nelson
Bascomb gave me an in depth experience of the strategies, strains, and suspense of the race of three dedicated athletes to be the very first human to run the mile in under four... Read morePublished 4 months ago by ganbill51