Running for Black Gold

Kevin Lillis' recently-published "Running for Black Gold - Fifty Years of African Athletics" is a history of African athletics over the last century.

The publication provides an analysis of African Olympic, world championship and world record performances and portrays the rise and rise of African athletics stardom in the fifty year period since the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome, when Abebe Bikila put Africa on the athletics map with a marathon gold in world record time.

"Running for Black Gold" will appeal to athletics enthusiasts, especially those with an interest in Africa and those seeking fresh insights into the London 2012 Olympics. ..Read more

Book Details

Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Ian Randle (July 2, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 9766375984
ISBN-13: 978-9766375980

Book Review

This book is a giant step toward an acknowledgement and appreciation of our athletes' high level of achievements. --Mike Boit, Kenyan Olympic and Commonwealth Medalist

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