The Bolt supremacy : inside Jamaica's sprint factory
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New York : Pegasus Books, 2017.
Edition
First Pegasus Books cloth edition.
ISBN
9781681774077, 1681774070
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xii, 324 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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WENATCHEE PUBLIC LIBRARY
796.422 MOORE
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Published
New York : Pegasus Books, 2017.
Format
Book
Edition
First Pegasus Books cloth edition.
Language
English
ISBN
9781681774077, 1681774070

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Includes bibliographical references.
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Beijing 2008: Usain Bolt slows down as he approaches the finish line of the 100-meter finals, well ahead of his nearest rival. His face filled with the euphoria of a young man utterly in thrall to his extraordinary physical talent. It is one of the greatest moments in sports history--and it is just the beginning. Of the ten fastest 100-meter times in history, eight belong to Jamaicans. How is it that a small Caribbean island has come to almost totally dominate the men's and women's sprint events? The Bolt Supremacy opens the doors to a world where sprinting permeates daily conversations and interactions; where the high school championships are watched by 35,000 screaming fans; where identity, success and status are forged on the track, and where "making it" is a pass to a world of adoration and lucrative contracts. In such an environment, there can be the incentive for some to cheat. There are those who attribute Jamaican success to something beyond talent and hard work. Award-winning writer Richard Moore doesn't shy away from difficult questions as he travels the length of this beguiling country, speaking to scientists and skeptics as well as to coaches, gurus, superstars, and the young guns desperate to become the next big thing. Peeling back the layers, Moore finally reveals the secrets of the phenomenal Usain Bolt and the Jamaican sprint factory.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Moore, R. (2017). The Bolt supremacy: inside Jamaica's sprint factory (First Pegasus Books cloth edition.). Pegasus Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Moore, Richard, 1973-. 2017. The Bolt Supremacy: Inside Jamaica's Sprint Factory. Pegasus Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Moore, Richard, 1973-. The Bolt Supremacy: Inside Jamaica's Sprint Factory Pegasus Books, 2017.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Moore, Richard. The Bolt Supremacy: Inside Jamaica's Sprint Factory First Pegasus Books cloth edition., Pegasus Books, 2017.

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