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5th May, 2012
Running with Fire by Mark Ryan.

Running With Fire by Mark Ryan

Athletics aficionados will welcome the publication of this book, the biography of Britain's first 100-metre Olympic champion Harold Abrahams, whose life was depicted in the 1981 film, Chariots of Fire.

Abrahams was a complex, fascinating character: the son of an embittered and hostile father, he drew his inspiration from an inner rage at perceived slights against his Jewish heritage, and a fierce competitive instinct. His crowning moment came in 1924,...

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