The mystery man threw off his disguise and started to run. Furious stewards gave chase. The crowd roared. A legend was born.
Soon the world would know him as “the ghost runner", John Tarrant, the extraordinary man whom nobody could stop. As a hapless teenage boxer in the 1950s, he’d been paid £17 expenses. When he wanted to run, he was banned for life. His amateur status had been compromised...forever. Now he was fighting back, gate-crashing races all over Britain. No number on his shirt. No friends in high places. Soon he would be a record-breaker, one of the greatest long-distance runners the world had ever seen. This cross between Once a Runner and Chariots of Fire tells the heartbreaking story of this remarkable individual.
© Bill Jones (P)2013 AudioGO
“An astonishing story of staggering grit and determination.” (The Independent, London)
“Jones has unearthed and told quite brilliantly the tragic story of a man condemned not only by authority but also by his own stubbornness.” (Sunday Times, London)
“A terrific story - a comic-strip hero made flesh.” (Daily Mail)
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