- Author:Frank Shorter
- Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; First Edition edition (May 1, 1984)
- Pages:258 pages
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Frank Shorter's 1984 "Olympic Gold" is perhaps too understated for its own good.
Frank Shorter's 1984 "Olympic Gold" is perhaps too understated for its own good. To the average reader, this may seem like a fairly standard athlete autobiography. A gold medalist in the 1972 Munich Olympic marathon, Shorter was cheated of a repeat victory in 1976 when it was revealed years later that the East German winner was on a state-regulated steroids regime. It was a time long before the running boom and Shorter - along with Steve Prefontaine and a handful of others - was a catalyst to bring the sport to the streets and trails of this country.
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Start by marking Olympic Gold: A Runner's Life And Times as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. For those who remember the times, Frank Shorter's dramatic and surprising marathon victory at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games helped ignite mass interest in the United States in long distance running as a competitive event and as a vehicle for personal fitness
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Collection of sourced quotations from Olympic Gold: A Runner's Life and Times (1984) by Frank Shorter. Quote of the day. She always says, my lord, that facts are like cows. If you look them in the face hard enough they generally run away. She is a very courageous woman, my lord.
Frank Shorter, Marc Bloom (1984). Olympic gold: a runner's life and times, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Born: October 31, 1947. Profession: Olympic athlete. Mind, Training, Body. 27. Running a marathon is just like reading a good book.
Discover Frank Shorter famous and rare quotes. Frank Shorter, Marc Bloom (1984). I admire runners older than I - they are now my heroes. I want to be like them as I grow older. After a while you're just not conscious of the physical act of reading.
Frank Charles Shorter (born October 31, 1947) is an American former long-distance runner who won the gold medal in the marathon at the 1972 Summer Olympics and the silver medal at the 1976 Summer Olympics.
He spins a captivating narrative about winning the ’72 Olympic Marathon, leading the fight against illegal doping, and being the last person to see his friend Steve Prefontaine alive. He had long been known, even by his peers, as a bit of a loner and as someone willing to stand apart from the pack.
Flag as Inappropriate Shorter won the . national cross-country championships four times (1970, 1971, 1972, 1973).
Flag as Inappropriate. Shorter first achieved distinction by winning the 1969 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) 10,000-meter title during his senior year at Yale.