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The third bookazine in Athletics Weekly’s on-going series has an appeal for everyone. Its 164 pages include every event and tell the fascinating stories of how the iconic Gold medals were won. The list of athletes on show is extensive and whether you’re a runner, jumper, thrower or all three, we have tried to capture the atmosphere, trials and tribulations of each Olympic champion. This book is full of interesting tales of how the elusive Gold medals were won and how the superstars rose to fame. It is a packed treasure chest of iconic images that each tell their own story from a time when black & white was the latest technology to present day interactive, 3D, hi-definition full colour. There’s statistics too – an essential part of any Olympic who’s who.Who’s the greatest athlete to appear in the Olympic games? This is debate that could literally run and run, and perhaps from the pages of this bookazine you can make up your own mind. The Greatest Olympic Athletes is a must for all athletics fans and for those who just love the magic of the games and with the London 2012 Games just around the corner, we hope this bookazine puts you in the mood for the dramas that will unfold in that arena.“They don’t give you gold medals for beating somebody. They give you gold medals for beating everybody.” Michael Johnson.The Greatest Olympic Athletes. Including: Carl Lewis, Kelly Holmes, Irena Szewinska, Seb Coe, Michael Johnson, Daley Thompson, Heike Drechsler, Emil Zatopek and many more.
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