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The race of the century : the battle to break the four-minute mile  Cover Image Book Book

The race of the century : the battle to break the four-minute mile / Neal Bascomb.

Bascomb, Neal, (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781338628463
  • ISBN: 1338628461
  • Physical Description: 201 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scholastic Focus, [2022]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.:
"There was a time when running the mile in four minutes was believed to be beyond the limits of human foot speed. 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; John Landy the privileged son of a genteel Australian family; and Wes Santee the swaggering American, a Kansas farm boy and natural athlete. Spanning three continents and defying the odds, these athletes' collective quest captivated the world. Neal Bascomb's bestselling adult account adapted for young readers delivers a breathtaking story of unlikely heroes and leaves us with a lasting portrait of the twilight years of the golden age of sport"-- Provided by publisher.
"Highly acclaimed author Neal Bascomb brings his peerless research and fast-paced narrative style to a young adult adaptation of one of his most successful adult books of all time, The Perfect Mile, an inspiring and moving story of three men racing to achieve the impossible -- the perfect four-minute mile.There was a time when running the mile in four minutes was believed to be beyond the limits of human foot speed. 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; John Landy the privileged son of a genteel Australian family; and Wes Santee the swaggering American, a Kansas farm boy and natural athlete.Spanning three continents and defying the odds, these athletes' collective quest captivated the world. Neal Bascomb's bestselling adult account adapted for young readers delivers a breathtaking story of unlikely heroes and leaves us with a lasting portrait of the twilight years of the golden age of sport"-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 12 and up Scholastic Focus.
Grades 10-12 Scholastic Focus.
Subject: Bannister, Roger.
Landy, John, 1930-2022.
Santee, Wes.
Runners (Sports) > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Running > Records > Juvenile literature.
YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Sports & Recreation.
YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Sports & Recreation / Extreme Sports.
Genre: Biographies.

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