The Resource The perfect mile : three athletes, one goal, and less than four minutes to achieve it, Neal Bascomb, (ebook)

The perfect mile : three athletes, one goal, and less than four minutes to achieve it, Neal Bascomb, (ebook)

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The perfect mile : three athletes, one goal, and less than four minutes to achieve it
Title
The perfect mile
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three athletes, one goal, and less than four minutes to achieve it
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Neal Bascomb
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eng
Summary
There was a time when running the mile in four minutes was believed to be beyond the limits of human foot speed, and in all of sport it was the elusive holy grail. In 1952, after suffering defeat at the Helsinki Olympics, three world-class runners each set out to break this barrier. Roger Bannister was a young English medical student who epitomized the ideal of the amateur - still driven not just by winning but by the nobility of the pursuit. John Landy was the privileged son of a genteel Australian family, who as a boy preferred butterfly collecting to running but who trained relentlessly in an almost spiritual attempt to shape his body to this singular task. Then there was Wes Santee, the swaggering American, a Kansas farm boy and natural athlete who believed he was just plain better than everybody else. Spanning three continents and defying the odds, their collective quest captivated the world and stole headlines from the Korean War, the atomic race, and such legendary figures as Edmund Hillary, Willie Mays, Native Dancer, and Ben Hogan. In the tradition of Seabiscuit and Chariots of Fire, Neal Bascomb delivers a breathtaking story of unlikely heroes and leaves us with a lasting portrait of the twilight years of the golden age of sport
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Midwest
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Bascomb, Neal
Dewey number
  • 796.42/092/2
  • B
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • Bannister, Roger
  • Landy, John
  • Santee, Wes
  • Runners (Sports)
  • Electronic books
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adult
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The perfect mile : three athletes, one goal, and less than four minutes to achieve it, Neal Bascomb, (ebook)
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multicolored
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  • online
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9780547525068
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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MWT12014114
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remote
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12014114
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MWT12014114
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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The perfect mile : three athletes, one goal, and less than four minutes to achieve it, Neal Bascomb, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780547525068
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12014114
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12014114
System control number
MWT12014114
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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