British Marathon Running Legends of the 1980s
After the running boom of the 1980s, British marathon running standards gradually started to decline. This was despite the continued advancements in scientific backup, training methods, equipment, full-time professionalism and sponsorship. As a consequence, in the late 1990s, Gabrielle Collison decided to research the factors as to why this was…
Why read it?
1 author picked British Marathon Running Legends of the 1980s as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?
Britain used to be a hotbed of marathon talent that ruled the world over 26.2 miles decades before Lottery funding. This is a collection of 21 interviews of men and women who left their mark on the sport often by force of will alone. For those of us who grew up watching these people – and I was one - this is the how and why they did it which at the time was the bit that was never really in the spotlight. So it squares the circle for me. And for those of you who came later – welcome…
Our community of 9,000+ authors has personally recommended 33 books like British Marathon Running Legends of the 1980s.