Worlds Fastest Humans

Worlds Fastest Humans : Paddock, Wykoff, Patton

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Track is popular in the US in high schools and colleges. Every four years, the Olympics draw big TV audiences. However, in the interim, Track is a minor sport, except in Europe. This book celebrates the Golden Age of American Track when 50,000 or more fans would fill stadiums to see sprinters strain for often less than 10 seconds. The three sprinters who were universally dubbed the Worlds Fastest Humans competed from the 1920s through the 1940s. One of them (Charlie Paddock) was made famous again in the 1981 Academy Award winning film Chariots of Fire. All three were students at the University of Southern California and all coached by the legendary Dean Cromwell. The best of the best and maybe the best of all time was Mel Patton (cover). To a large extent, this is his story.show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 177.8 x 254 x 4.32mm | 195.04g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507596995
  • 9781507596999

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