The Long Sprint - Diary of an Olympic Athlete (1977)

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  • Long Sprint Alternative


Follows the progress of one athlete--British international 400 m. runner David Jenkins - and his coach - former gold medallist David Hemery - towards the Games in Montreal: winter training in Gateshead, building up sprinting speed during spring in Los Angeles, vital races in London and Brussels, culminating in the finals in Montreal.

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