From swimmers to cyclists, soccer strikers to slamdunk stars, all kinds of athletes strive for victory in this fast-paced collection. Sure to get the adrenaline racing, these exhilarating stories take readers through all the highs and lows of competition. Sports fans will be hooked until the final whistle.The "Iliad" (an extract) - retold by Alan Durant; "Goal of the Day" - Tom Tully; "National Velvet" (an extract) - Enid Bagnold; "Just Once" - Thomas J. Dygard; "Mike at Wrykyn" (an extract) - P. G. Wodehouse; "Stealing for Girls" - Will Weaver; "Wet Bob, Dry Bob" - John Branfield; "Wingman on Ice" - Matt Christopher; "Spit Nolan" - Bill Naughton; "The Blue Darter" - Judith Logan Lehne; "Tom Brown's Schooldays" (an extract) - Thomas Hughes; "Basketball Game" (an extract) - Julius Lester; "Talk Us Through It" - Michael Hardcastle; "Cliffhanger" (an extract) - Jacqueline Wilson; "Feet" - Jan Mark; "Slam!" (an extract) - Walter Dean Myers; "Alex" (an extract) - Tessa Duder; "The Running-Companion" - Philippa Pearce; "You Know Me Al" - Ring Lardner; "Contact" - Malorie Blackman; and "On Top of the World" - Alan Durant.
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