The Ghost Runner: The Tragedy of the Man They Couldn't Stop (Paperback)
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The Ghost Runner: The Tragedy of the Man They Couldn't Stop (Paperback)

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Paperback 368 Pages
Published: 07/07/2011
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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.

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9781845966065
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 477 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 28 mm


MEDIA 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 *

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