Charlie Francis

Books Speed Trap by Charlie Francis

Last Updated on October 2, 2022 by Andrew Pirie

Books for Sprinters – Speed Trap by Charlie Francis

The book clears up a lot of things.

First, Charlie Francis was light-years ahead of his coaching competition.

  • He accomplished everything entirely on his own merits.
  • On a shoestring budget and with absolutely zero support from his country.

Second, Ben Johnson is the greatest sprinter that ever lived.

If not for an early celebration in the 1988 Olympic final he would have run a 9.70 100m with a few years left for improvement.

He was absolutely unfairly robbed of his rightful place in sports history (not to mention millions of dollars).

Finally, the hypocrisy of international sports is impossible to exaggerate.

This book is a must-read for anyone interested in athletic performance, sprinting specifically, or the inside story of one of the biggest sports scandals of all time

 

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