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C.C. Pyle's amazing foot race [sound recording] / Geoff Williams.

Williams, Geoffrey, 1970- (Author). Dean, Robertson. (Narrator). Tantor Media. (Added Author).

Summary:

An account of an incredible 3,423-mile foot race across America, the Great Foot Race of 1928, and C.C. Pyle, the legendary sports promoter who masterminded the event. A year before the Great Depression, endurance fads were all the rage, from dance marathons to flagpole sitting, and spectators would shell out hard-earned cash to watch. When notorious sports agent and promoter C.C. Pyle offered a $25,000 prize for a foot race from Los Angeles to New York, 199 runners from all over the world took their marks and half a million spectators flocked to the starting line. The race was grueling, but an astonishing 55 participants made it to the Madison Square Garden finish line 84 days later. In re-creating this classic American drama, the author accessed never-before-published material and the support of several descendants of the participants.--From publisher description.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781452611099
  • ISBN: 1452611092
  • Physical Description: 9 sound discs (10.5 hrs.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [Old Saybrook, Ct.] : Tantor Media, Inc., 2013.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrator: Robertson Dean.
Summary, etc.:
An account of an incredible 3,423-mile foot race across America, the Great Foot Race of 1928, and C.C. Pyle, the legendary sports promoter who masterminded the event. A year before the Great Depression, endurance fads were all the rage, from dance marathons to flagpole sitting, and spectators would shell out hard-earned cash to watch. When notorious sports agent and promoter C.C. Pyle offered a $25,000 prize for a foot race from Los Angeles to New York, 199 runners from all over the world took their marks and half a million spectators flocked to the starting line. The race was grueling, but an astonishing 55 participants made it to the Madison Square Garden finish line 84 days later. In re-creating this classic American drama, the author accessed never-before-published material and the support of several descendants of the participants.--From publisher description.
Target Audience Note:
General adult.
Subject: Running races > United States > History.
Pyle, Charles C., 1882-1939.
Sports promoters > United States > History.
HISTORY. > United States. > 20th Century.
SPORTS & RECREATION. > History.
SPORTS & RECREATION. > Running & Jogging.
HISTORY. > General.
Genre: Audiobooks.
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