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AS IF RUNNING ON AIR -  THE JOURNALS OF JACK LOVELOCK

AS IF RUNNING ON AIR - THE JOURNALS OF JACK LOVELOCK

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In the 1930s the New Zealander Jack Lovelock was one of the world's best-known athletes. In 1933 he broke the world record for the mile. At the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games he won a gold medal and broke the world record for the 1500 metres.

Throughout his running career Lovelock kept a remarkable series of journals and diaries, until now unpublished. As If Running on Air reproduces his journals from late 1931 to the end of 1935 and extracts from his 1936 training diary. There is an entry for every race: some are brief, little more than notes; others are eloquent and reflective. Collectively they constitute a unique record of a sporting life in the 1930s and offer insights into what it took to make a world champion.

Edited by David Colquhoun