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The Resource Showdown at Shepherd's Bush : the 1908 Olympic marathon and the three runners who launched a sporting craze, David Davis

Showdown at Shepherd's Bush : the 1908 Olympic marathon and the three runners who launched a sporting craze, David Davis

Label
Showdown at Shepherd's Bush : the 1908 Olympic marathon and the three runners who launched a sporting craze
Title
Showdown at Shepherd's Bush
Title remainder
the 1908 Olympic marathon and the three runners who launched a sporting craze
Statement of responsibility
David Davis
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The epic clash of an Irish-American, Italian, and Onondaga-Canadian that jump-started the first marathon mania and heralded the modern age in sports The eyes of the world watched as three runners--dirt poor Johnny Hayes, who used to run barefoot through the streets of New York City; candymaker Dorando Pietri; and the famed Tom Longboat--converged for an epic battle at the 1908 London Olympics. The incredible finish was contested the world over when Pietri, who initially ran the wrong way upon entering the stadium at Shepherd's Bush, finished first but was disqualified for receiving aid from officials after collapsing just shy of the finish line, thus giving the title to runner-up Hayes. In the midst of anti-American sentiment, Queen Alexandra awarded a special cup to Pietri, who became an international celebrity and inspired one of Irving Berlin's first songs. David Davis recalls a time when runners braved injurious roads with slips of leather for shoes and when marathon mania became a worldwide obsession. Standing next to Cait Murphy's Crazy '08 as an invaluable look at a bygone sporting era, this dramatic narrative is aimed at the recordsetting number of marathon participants in the United States (more than 500,000 in 2010!) and timed nicely for the return of the Olympics to London in 2012"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
796.42/52
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV1065
LC item number
.D38 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Showdown at Shepherd's Bush : the 1908 Olympic marathon and the three runners who launched a sporting craze, David Davis
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/009/9780312641009/image/lgcover.9780312641009.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [283]-293) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1376698
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
308 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780312641009
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012010297
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1376698
  • (Sirsi) 1376698
  • (OCoLC)759913930
Label
Showdown at Shepherd's Bush : the 1908 Olympic marathon and the three runners who launched a sporting craze, David Davis
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/009/9780312641009/image/lgcover.9780312641009.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [283]-293) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1376698
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
308 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780312641009
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012010297
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1376698
  • (Sirsi) 1376698
  • (OCoLC)759913930

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