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review Running for Their Lives Ñ eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ ❴PDF❵ ✈ Running for Their Lives Author Mark Whitaker – Helpyouantib.co.uk In 1928 two extraordinary Englishmen competed in an unprecedented and fearsome event a transcontinental road race across America that reuired them to run an average of 40 mIonal runners they were eschewed by the amateur running eliteSet against a turbulent backdrop of s South Africa s Canada war torn France and s Britain Running for Their Lives is a story peopled with remarkable characters unimaginable feats and tragic twists of fate More importantly it is a homage to two inspirational and eccentric men who only now receive the recognition they so richly deserve. Not uite what I was expecting not so much about running but about two very interesting chaps both of whom I could relate to a little from my own background A good biography rather than a book about running but good all the same Lost it a little bit the last few chapters and the dealings with the AAA but the rest kept me pretty engaged If you're after a 'What I Talk About When I Talk About Running' than this isn't really for you This is a good biography about two forgotten legends of the sport

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Intwo extraordinary Englishmen competed in an unprecedented and fearsome event a transcontinental road race across America that reuired them to run an average of miles for consecutive days They were to become the most famous long distance runners in the world yet history has forgotten themPeter Gavuzzi was a young working class ship's steward while Arthur Newton was a middle aged intellectual. Interesting subject and biographical story but the writing was very plain Still a very interesting historical book about two runners you never hear about

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Running for Their LivesWho had taken up running to Running for Epubmake a political point Though separated by class education and age they became close friends and formed a successful business partnership as endurance athletes They raced in mile relays in hour events in snowshoes and against horses and they became the stars of a craze for endurance events that swept across depression era North America But as profess. This is a book for the heart as much as the head When I finished reading it alone late on a Sunday morning I stood up from my breakfast coffee and applauded loudly with delight and respect for the author's achievements Oddly too there seemed to be something damp around my eyes If I had seven heads wearing different hats I would in succession respectfully sweep off each one with a flourish and bow Like its two remarkable human subjects long distance runners from before the Depression of 1929 who considered a marathon but a meagre prelude to solidly challenging efforts like 50 or even over a 1000 miles this is a monumentally dogged work of devotional research and human love warts and all Newton and Gavuzzi were so way ahead of their time as to have become almost invisible outside the narrow bandwidth of their specialty These two unordinary ordinary chaps were in their heyday as much prized as foot slogging bunioneers as were the gloriously elevated high status mountaineers like Mallory of a slightly earlier time Unlike him they scrimped through rather boring lonely even miserable swansongs of little heroic lustre aside from hard headed enduranceAnyone keen to become a serious non fiction writer can do no better than reflect on the amount of solid work Mark Whitaker put in over ten years to bring us us this extraordinarily rich book Bravo Bravo and Bravo again