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The Ghost Runner By Bill Jones

The Ghost Runner by Bill Jones

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Summary

The mystery man threw off his disguise and started to run. Soon the world would know him as 'the ghost runner'. As a hapless teenage boxer in the 1950s, he'd been paid GBP17 expenses. Soon he would be a record-breaker, one of the greatest long-distance runners the world has ever seen.

This is his true story: The Ghost Runner.

The Ghost Runner Summary

The Ghost Runner: The Tragedy of the Man They Couldn't Stop by Bill Jones

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 GBP17 expenses. When he wanted to run, he was banned for life. His amateur status had been compromised. Forever. Now he was fighting back, gatecrashing 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 has ever seen.

This is his true story: The Ghost Runner.

The Ghost Runner Reviews

A terrific story - a comic strip hero made flesh, with all the human complications that entails * Daily Mail *
Tarrant's poignant story is wonderfully refreshing and beautifully told * The Sun *
A fantastic story of the underdog * Metro *
Makes fascinating reading * Manchester Evening News *
Bill Jones used to make documentaries, and he retains that discipline's eye for telling details and evocative shots * The Times *

About Bill Jones

Bill Jones worked for Granada Television for 27 years, where he was an award-winning documentary maker. He now works as a freelance writer and programme maker. He was researching a documentary about the centenary of the Manchester running club Salford Harriers in 1985 when he first came across the story of John Tarrant (a former Harriers member) and it has haunted him ever since.

Additional information

GOR003015465
9781845966065
1845966066
The Ghost Runner: The Tragedy of the Man They Couldn't Stop by Bill Jones
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Transworld Publishers Ltd
2011-07-07
368
Winner of British Sports Book Awards: New Writer of the Year 2012 Short-listed for William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2010
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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