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Dirtiest Race in History Ben Johnson, Carl Lewis and the 1988 Olympic 100m Final

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ISBN-10: 1408135957

ISBN-13: 9781408135952

Edition: 2012

Authors: Richard Moore

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The 1988 Seoul Olympics played host to what has been described by some as the dirtiest race of all time, by others as the greatest. The final of the men's 100 metres at those Olympics is certainly the most infamous in the history of athletics, and more indelibly etched into the consciousness of the sport, the Olympics, and a global audience of millions, than any other athletics event before or since.Ben Johnson's world-record time of 9.79 seconds - as thrilling as it was - was the beginning rather than the end of the story. Following the race, Johnson tested positive, news that generated as many - if not more - shockwaves as his fastest ever run. He was stripped of the title, with Lewis…    
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Book details

List price: $18.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Publication date: 6/7/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Size: 6.34" wide x 9.45" long x 1.26" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Richard Moore is a journalist, author, and former racing cyclist. He has competed in the Tour of Langkawi and the PruTour and the 1998 Commonwealth Games. Moore has contributed to Rouleur Magazine, Scotland on Sunday, The Herald, Sunday Herald, The Guardian and The Sunday Times and The Scotsman. His first book, a biography of the cyclist Robert Millar: In Search of Robert Millar won the Best Biography award at the 2008 British Sports Book Awards. His second, Heroes, Villains & Velodromes: Chris Hoy and Britain's Track Cycling Revolution, was published in June 2008.

The Quest
Carl and Ben
The Santa Monica Track Club
Picking Daisies
Ben and Charlie
The Quiet One
The Roots of Evil
Wanna be Startin' Somethin'
The Prince and the Missing Paperwork
Lewis 8, Johnson 1
Big Ben and King Carl
The Glasnost Games
Sweating it Out
The Human Bullet
Deny, Deny, Deny
The Mystery Man
Epilogue: Different Era, Different Time Zone, Same Thing
Where Are They Now?
Bibliography and Further Reading