The Drake Relays: America's Athletic Classic - Iowa and the Midwest Experience (Paperback)David Peterson (author)
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Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer David Peterson has been covering the Drake Relays for nearly forty years, but his love affair with the meet started earlier, when he ran on three winning relay teams there for Kansas State University. Now, drawing upon an unmatched personal archive, he offers the pictures of a lifetime spent on the Blue Oval. He captures on camera athletes of all levels in triumph and defeat, in mid-stride or leap, embracing their fans, their mums and dads, and their kids. In addition to the stars of the past, such as Carl Lewis, Suzy Favor Hamilton, and Herschel Walker, and those of the '00s, like Lolo Jones and Jeremy Wariner, we see teenagers who may be the stars of the future, as well as the many athletes who will never be famous but nonetheless show themselves - and their sport - at their best.
A beautiful celebration of the Drake Relays and the diverse sports that make up "track and field," this book will evoke memories and inspire runners, throwers and jumpers everywhere.
Publisher: University of Iowa Press
Number of pages: 120
Weight: 386 g
Dimensions: 210 x 146 x 10 mm
"If, as the great sports commentator Heywood Hale Broun has said, `Sports do not build character. They reveal it,' then here - in the masterful images of David Peterson - is character revealed beautifully, powerfully, fully." - Chris Johns, editor in chief, National Geographic