The Marathon Makers

The Marathon Makers

Author
John Bryant
Details
Paperback, John Blake Publishing
ISBN
9781844547852
Date Published
Apr 2009
Price:
£8.99
Synopsis
In the space of 24 hours in July 1908, dramatic events came to a climax at the first London Olympic Games. The marathon distance of 26 miles 385 yards set at that time has since been accepted worldwide and this thrilling account of heroism, ambition and scandal tells for the first time the story of three remarkable men whose destinies collided in the battle that overshadowed these Games.

About The Author
John Bryant has worked as a Fleet Street journalist since 1971 and was most recently Editor-in-Chief of the Daily and Sunday Telegraph. His passionate interest in sport and physical endeavour - both as a writer and a top-class competitor - led to his involvement in the London Marathon, which he has tirelessly promoted, helped develop and competed in for over 25 years. A lifelong athlete and Oxford Blue, John coached Olympic athlete Zola Budd and is a veteran of marathons around the world. He is married with two children and lives in Surrey and Dorset.