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Author Bascomb, Neal, author.

Title The race of the century : the battle to break the four-minute mile / Neal Bascomb.

Publication Info. New York : Scholastic Focus, 2022.

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Location Call No. Status
 Burlington Public Library - Middle School New  M796.42 BASCOMB    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - NEW Children's Items  J796.4209 BAS    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Jefferson Branch - Young Adult New Books  YA 796.42 BAS    Check Shelf
 Simsbury Public Library - Teen  NEW TEEN 796.4209 BASCOMB    DUE 02-21-23
 Wethersfield Public Library - Teen  TEEN 796.42 BASCOMB    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description 201 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Audience Ages 12 and up Scholastic Focus
Grades 10-12 Scholastic Focus
Summary "There was a time when running the mile in four minutes was believed to be beyond the limits of human foot speed. In 1952, after suffering defeat at the Helsinki Olympics, three world-class runners each set out to break this barrier: Roger Bannister was a young English medical student who epitomized the ideal of the amateur; John Landy the privileged son of a genteel Australian family; and Wes Santee the swaggering American, a Kansas farm boy and natural athlete. Spanning three continents and defying the odds, these athletes' collective quest captivated the world. Neal Bascomb's bestselling adult account adapted for young readers delivers a breathtaking story of unlikely heroes and leaves us with a lasting portrait of the twilight years of the golden age of sport"-- Provided by publisher.
"Highly acclaimed author Neal Bascomb brings his peerless research and fast-paced narrative style to a young adult adaptation of one of his most successful adult books of all time, The Perfect Mile, an inspiring and moving story of three men racing to achieve the impossible -- the perfect four-minute mile.There was a time when running the mile in four minutes was believed to be beyond the limits of human foot speed. In 1952, after suffering defeat at the Helsinki Olympics, three world-class runners each set out to break this barrier: Roger Bannister was a young English medical student who epitomized the ideal of the amateur; John Landy the privileged son of a genteel Australian family; and Wes Santee the swaggering American, a Kansas farm boy and natural athlete.Spanning three continents and defying the odds, these athletes' collective quest captivated the world. Neal Bascomb's bestselling adult account adapted for young readers delivers a breathtaking story of unlikely heroes and leaves us with a lasting portrait of the twilight years of the golden age of sport"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Bannister, Roger -- Juvenile literature.
Landy, John, 1930-2022 -- Juvenile literature.
Santee, Wes -- Juvenile literature.
Runners (Sports) -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Running -- Records -- Juvenile literature.
Runners (Sports)
YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Sports & Recreation.
YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Sports & Recreation / Extreme Sports.
Added Title Battle to break the four-minute mile
Other Form: Online version: Bascomb, Neal. Race of the century First edition. New York : Scholastic Focus, 2022 9781338628463 (DLC) 2021020014
ISBN 9781338628463 (Hardcover)
1338628461 (Hardcover)
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