Everest on the Track

DVD - 2016
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Publisher: New York : Virgil Films, 2016.
Branch Call Number: DVD 796.426092 Banni-B
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (70 min.) : digital, sound, colour ; 12 cm
Language Note: Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.


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Feb 24, 2017

You need not be a track and field nut to enjoy this. Pursuit of the sub-four-minute mile placed in post-WWII England historical context. Fascinating interviews with key figures who were still alive at the time of filming. Those were the days of true amateur athletes, so most of them worked at jobs outside of sports during their track careers, and went on to significant non-sports accomplishments later. Great tribute to these sportsmen of the mid-20th century. They don't make 'em like that anymore. Also love the statements made by later athletes such as Sebastian Coe, Phil Knight, and Craig Masback.

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