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- DescriptionOne of the most remarkable - and controversial - sporting figures in British history, Chris Brasher piled unique achievement on unique achievement. It was Chris Brasher who, along with Chris Chataway, paced Roger Bannister to break the 4-minute mile. Then he won his own Olympic Gold Medal in the steeplechase at the 1956 Olympics. Probably best kwn w for founding the London Marathon, Chris went on to become one of the founders of the modern sports of fell-running and orienteering. At the Observer, he also effectively invented modern sports feature writing. Plus, he also invented the w-ubiquitous Brasher walking boot, with the revolutionary aim of making heavy boots as comfortable as training shoes. Along the way he built up a highly successful sportswear chain, and even, in later life a stable of racehorses. But Chris Brasher was also a highly controversial individual: irascible, domineering - a good friend but a bad enemy - and above all a hugely competitive man who had to win in everything he did. Now, John Bryant, who knew Brasher well as a friend, has written the extraordinary story of this impossible and amazing man's life. Whether you're a sports journalist, a Lakeland fell-runner, a weekend rambler or one of the 50,000 competitors in the London Marathon, Chris Brasher changed your life.
- Author BiographyJohn Bryant was formerly editor of the Daily Telegraph, and is the author of books on the London Marathon and the 4-minute mile. He lives in London.
- Author(s)John Bryant
- PublisherAurum Press Ltd
- Date of Publication15/03/2012
- SubjectBiography: Sport
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintAurum Press Ltd
- Content Noteb&w illustrations
- Width153 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine31 mm
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