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The Perfect Mile by Neal Bascomb

Posted by George Parker on
The Perfect Mile by Neal Bascomb

Histories and biographies (not autobiographies) are my favorite genre of books.

The PERFECT MILE by Neal Bascomb recounts the 1950's epic chase across 3 continents by 3 remarkable runners of the once presumed impossible 4 minute mile.

There are many ways to read this book --- history, Roger Bannister's training methods, mental fortitude,, amateur athletics crazy rules, etc. All are good and credible reads.

However, in this book review, I read the book as a template for CHARACTER --- notably, the character of the secondary protagonist John Landy.

 
No matter how your read this book --- READ IT. This is a highly recommended history that will not disappoint.

See you at the Finish Line,

-George

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