Preview — Beer and Brine by Rob Hadgraft. British author Rob Hadgraft specialises in biographies of marathon and ultra-distance runners. All are available worldwide on Amazon Kindle. His five subjects to date are: 1. Walter George was the sickly child who grew up to become the greatest athlete the world had ever seen.
And not only was he the quickest runner over a range of distances, he lived fast too. As a result, some of his escapades simply beggar belief. A typical episode involved a drunken midnight race along Regent Street with pals. His friends laughed him out of the clubhouse when they saw the details in his notebook. A few years later he shocked the sporting world by achieving this target to the second.
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The record would stand for 29 years - a unique achievement. Even in he was forced to get married in secret to dodge fans and admirers. Walter George was a national institution, the original lovable rogue of sport. He liked a drink and a smoke and gambled himself into heavy debt. His key training session was a relaxing brine bath.
Yet he dominated athletics like a colossus, winning championships and smashing world records galore.
In fact, the record stood for 29 years and inspired subsequent generations to attempt a crack at the four-minute mile. In the days when Britannia ruled the waves, Walter George was a true world champion and the pride of the British Empire.
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