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Winged Messenger: Running your first Comrades Marathon

作者 Bruce Fordyce
出版社 Ingram International Inc
商品描述 Winged Messenger: Running your first Comrades Marathon:,Theyearis1976,andSouthAfricaisgrippedbyaterriblelockdown-apartheid.NelsonMandelaisinprisononRobbenIsla

內容簡介

內容簡介 The year is 1976, and South Africa is gripped by a terrible lockdown - apartheid. Nelson Mandela is in prison on Robben Island; South Africa is isolated from the rest of the world, and revolution is in the air.Against this background, a young student at Johannesburg's Wits University decides to try and take control of his life, and his destiny, and give himself a sense of purpose. He challenges himself to run South Africa's most famous long-distance race, the grueling 90-kilometre Comrades Marathon.Little does he know that five years later he will win this most iconic of races and he will go on to be considered one of the greatest Comrades runners in the history of the race.In Winged Messenger, Bruce shares this 1976 77 training diary so that raw novices and experienced runners alike can follow the journey he took to his first Comrades. Novices particularly will enjoy reading about how he took his first stumbling, rudimentary steps and how, as an ordinary runner, he began to understand the demands of the race. He documents his mistakes, his successes and his progress towards his date with destiny in May 1977. Using his own experiences, he guides others, but particularly novices, on their quests to become winged messengers. This is a unique blend of both a training guide and a fascinating glimpse of the life of a young man in his quest to conquer both himself and South Africa's greatest race.

商品規格

書名 / Winged Messenger: Running your first Comrades Marathon
作者 / Bruce Fordyce
簡介 / Winged Messenger: Running your first Comrades Marathon:,Theyearis1976,andSouthAfricaisgrippedbyaterriblelockdown-apartheid.NelsonMandelaisinprisononRobbenIsla
出版社 / Ingram International Inc
ISBN13 / 9781776056811
ISBN10 /
EAN / 9781776056811
誠品26碼 /
尺寸 / 20.3X13.3X1.0CM
重量(g) / 208.7
語言 / 3:英文
級別 / N:無
頁數 / 180
裝訂 / P:平裝

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