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I just ran : Percy Williams, world's fastest human

Author: Samuel Jay Hawley
Publisher: Vancouver [B.C.] : Ronsdale Press, ©2011
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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At the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics an unknown Vancouver runner named Percy Williams shocked the sports world by capturing the 100- and 200-metre gold medals. Some said the feat was a fluke. It was not. He went on to set a world record in the 100 meters that would stand until the arrival of Jesse Owens. This book tells his story.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Named Person: Percy Williams
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel Jay Hawley
ISBN: 9781553801573 1553801571
OCLC Number: 809995799
Description: 1 online resource (331 pages, [20] pages of plates) : illustrations, portraits, digital file
Contents: The runner --
The coach --
Hometown hero --
Going east --
Olympic year --
The trials --
American juggernaut --
Amsterdam --
The hundred metres --
Canada euphoric --
"I just rain" --
The deluge --
Homecoming --
"If I had any brains I would skip the country" --
Hurricane out of the west --
Break up --
The century of centuries --
World's fastest human --
The Empire Games --
Down the river --
The last race.
Responsibility: Samuel Hawley.
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At the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics an unknown Vancouver runner named Percy Williams shocked the sports world by capturing the 100- and 200-metre gold medals. Some said the feat was a fluke. It was not. He went on to set a world record in the 100 meters that would stand until the arrival of Jesse Owens. This book tells his story.

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