QUICKSILVER The Mercurial Emil Zatopek

by Pat Butcher

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QUICKSILVER The Mercurial Emil Zatopek
Format: Hardback
Pages: 224 pages
Published by: Globe Runner Productions
ISBN: 9780957033221
Subject: Biography: sport
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Nobody knew who the President of Czechoslovakia was, but everyone knew Emil Zátopek. With close to a score of world records, and the unparalleled achievement of winning all three distance races at a single Olympic Games, Zátopek gave his compatriots many reasons to be proud. So how did the man considered as the Greatest Runner in History end up working as a labourer in a uranium mine? From personal interviews with Zátopek, his contemporaries and successors, Pat Butcher reveals the amazing story.