• "Bryant sets Bannister's crowning glory in a lovingly evoked context"

  • "A fascinating insight into the runners of the late 19th and early 20th centuries"

  • "Brilliant ... a tour de force of elegant sports writing"

    Daily Mail
  • "Bryant's fine book is an absorbing read and a tribute to an era long-since passed"

    Athletics Weekly
  • "It conveys well the momentousness of the achievement- It captures the power of the amateur spirit"

    Alastair Campbell, The Times

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