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Author Bascomb, Neal, author.

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

Publication Info. New York : Scholastic Focus, 2022.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 PHS Fiction  SO F Bascomb    ---  Available
Edition First Edition.
Description 201 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Indexed In: Junior Library Guild
Summary "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.
Audience Ages 14 & Up
Grades 9 &Up.
1030L Lexile.
Awards A Junior Library Guild selection (JLG)
Subject Bannister, Roger, -- Juvenile literature.
Landy, John, 1930- -- Juvenile literature
Santee, Wes, -- Juvenile literature.
Bannister, Roger.
Landy, John, 1930-
Santee, Wes.
Bannister, Roger.
Landy, John, 1930-
Santee, Wes.
Runners (Sports) -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Running -- Records -- Juvenile literature.
Runners (Sports) -- Biography.
Running -- Records.
Runners (Sports) -- Biography.
Running -- Records.
Added Title Battle to break the 4 minute mile
ISBN 9781338628463 (hardcover) : $17.85

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