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4.25 out of 54.25 out of 54.25 out of 54.25 out of 54.25 out of 5 4.25 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Neal Bascomb Narrator: Nelson Runger Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In the tradition of Seabiscuit, critically acclaimed author Neal Bascomb reaches back to the golden age of sport and crafts an utterly captivating narrative of what may be the most remarkable athletic feat of all time.

They said it could never be done. No human could ever run a mile in less than four minutes. In 1952, three amazing athletes begged to differ; English medical student Roger Bannister, Australian privileged son John Landy, and American farm boy Wes Santee. At a time when war raged in Korea and Edmund Hillary dared to scale Mount Everest, these three marvelous runners raced into the spotlight and stole the attention of a breathless world.

Dramatic, exciting, and gloriously reminiscent, The Perfect Mile is an endlessly fascinating tale of heroic achievement and a testament to the determination of the human spirit. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Knowaczark | 5/8/2011

    " A race to the end...we can all learn a thing about pushing ourselves from this book. Not a bad book to read while touring Egypt as well!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Paul | 5/8/2011

    " Well researched and written account of the three men who fought distraction and the limits of their own endurance to break the four minute mile. I had no idea their struggles were international news at the time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Geof | 4/12/2011

    " I love books about sports. I wish I had read this book while I was running in high school, it motivated me to get back into running and take advantage of even the shortest work out. Too bad that the NCAA has never stopped taking advantage of athletes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ross | 4/4/2011

    " This is a great take on a three-way race to achieve what many thought was impossible. This book contains great detail, but it's interesting detail. I don't think you have to be a runner of any sort to enjoy this story. "

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