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  • Bunion Derby: The 1928 Footrace Across America | Charles B. Kastner

    Bunion Derby: The 1928 Footrace Across America

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Charles B. Kastner
    • Narrated By Andrew L. Barnes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    On March 4, 1928, 199 men lined up in Los Angeles, California, to participate in a 3,400-mile transcontinental footrace to New York City. The Bunion Derby, as the press dubbed the event, was the brainchild of sports promoter Charles C. Pyle. He promised a $25,000 grand prize and claimed the competition would immortalize US Route 66, a 2,400-mile road, mostly unpaved, that subjected the runners to mountains, deserts, mud, and sandstorms, from Los Angeles to Chicago.

    Rebecca Anne Banks says: "The Bunion Derby, the life and times . . ."
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