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The Bolt supremacy : inside Jamaica's sprint factory, Richard Moore

Label
The Bolt supremacy : inside Jamaica's sprint factory
Title
The Bolt supremacy
Title remainder
inside Jamaica's sprint factory
Statement of responsibility
Richard Moore
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Beijing 2008: Usain Bolt slows down as he approaches the finish line of the 100-meter finals, well ahead of his nearest rival. His face filled with the euphoria of a young man utterly in thrall to his extraordinary physical talent. It is one of the greatest moments in sports history--and it is just the beginning. Of the ten fastest 100-meter times in history, eight belong to Jamaicans. How is it that a small Caribbean island has come to almost totally dominate the men's and women's sprint events? The Bolt Supremacy opens the doors to a world where sprinting permeates daily conversations and interactions; where the high school championships are watched by 35,000 screaming fans; where identity, success and status are forged on the track, and where "making it" is a pass to a world of adoration and lucrative contracts. In such an environment, there can be the incentive for some to cheat. There are those who attribute Jamaican success to something beyond talent and hard work. Award-winning writer Richard Moore doesn't shy away from difficult questions as he travels the length of this beguiling country, speaking to scientists and skeptics as well as to coaches, gurus, superstars, and the young guns desperate to become the next big thing. Peeling back the layers, Moore finally reveals the secrets of the phenomenal Usain Bolt and the Jamaican sprint factory
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moore, Richard
Dewey number
796.422097292
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV1069
LC item number
.M66 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bolt, Usain
  • Bolt, Usain
  • Runners (Sports)
  • Sprinting
  • Runners (Sports)
  • Sprinting
  • Jamaica
  • SPORTS & RECREATION / Olympics & Paralympics
  • SPORTS & RECREATION / Running & Jogging
  • SPORTS & RECREATION / Track & Field
Label
The Bolt supremacy : inside Jamaica's sprint factory, Richard Moore
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A force five hurricane -- The wellspring -- Bolt's own country -- The brotherhood -- Donkey man -- The architect -- Cuban swimming pool crisis -- Shifting the paradigm -- Jets and sharks -- Healing Hans -- Real as it gets -- Shock and awe -- The beast -- Threads -- The tester -- Genes and yams -- The G of the bang -- After the hurricane -- The in-between -- Afterword: The weeble
Control code
ocn959808697
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books cloth edition.
Extent
xii, 324 pages
Isbn
9781681774077
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781681774077
  • (OCoLC)959808697
Label
The Bolt supremacy : inside Jamaica's sprint factory, Richard Moore
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A force five hurricane -- The wellspring -- Bolt's own country -- The brotherhood -- Donkey man -- The architect -- Cuban swimming pool crisis -- Shifting the paradigm -- Jets and sharks -- Healing Hans -- Real as it gets -- Shock and awe -- The beast -- Threads -- The tester -- Genes and yams -- The G of the bang -- After the hurricane -- The in-between -- Afterword: The weeble
Control code
ocn959808697
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books cloth edition.
Extent
xii, 324 pages
Isbn
9781681774077
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781681774077
  • (OCoLC)959808697

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