The Ghost Runner: The Epic Journey of the Man They Couldn't Stop

The Ghost Runner: The Epic Journey of the Man They Couldn't Stop

by Bill Jones
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The Ghost Runner: The Epic Journey of the Man They Couldn't Stop by Bill Jones

A cross between Once a Runner and Chariots of Fire, the heartbreaking story of the man known as “The Ghost Runner.”

The mystery man threw off his disguise and started to run. Furious stewards gave chase. The crowd roared. A legend was born. Soon the world would know him as “the ghost runner,” John Tarrant, the extraordinary man whom nobody could stop. As a hapless teenage boxer in the 1950s, he’d been paid £17 expenses. When he wanted to run, he was banned for life. His amateur status had been compromised. Forever. Now he was fighting back, gate-crashing races all over Britain. No number on his shirt. No friends in high places. Soon he would be a record-breaker, one of the greatest long-distance runners the world had ever seen.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781453271681
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Publication date: 03/05/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Bill Jones worked for Granada Television for twenty-seven years, where he was an award-winning documentary maker. He was researching a documentary about the centenary of the Manchester running club, Salford Harriers, in 1985 when he first came across the story of John Tarrant (a former Harriers member) and it has haunted him ever since. This is his first book.

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The Ghost Runner: The Epic Journey of the Man They Couldn't Stop 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
His bitterness was hard to overcome even if you completely understand why he felt that way. The book is definitely important to read for anyone who loves running. We should all know our history, and this book does a good job recreating the ghost's hard fought battles. Well written.
book-a-holicGK More than 1 year ago
This is an incredible story. The author first heard about John Tarrant in 1985 when he was doing a documentary about the Manchester running club (Tarrant was a member) and read his memoir. From that time forward, he would not stop thinking about Tarrant and became intrigued to know more about him. Bill Jones has written a great book about an unknown man who ran for revenge and justice.