TITLE

White men can't run

AUTHOR(S)
Reed, Christopher
PUB. DATE
August 2004
SOURCE
Bulletin with Newsweek;8/17/2004, Vol. 122 Issue 6434, p11
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The prospect of black men of African origins winning every running race from the 100m to the marathon awaits the world when the Athens Games open on August 13. Even so, his Sydney time was 20.09, compared with African-American Michael Johnson's 1996 world record of 19.32, which still stands. Watching the Athens results with professional interest will be American writer Jon Entine, whose controversial book Taboo: Why Block Athletes Dominate Sports and Why We're Afraid to Talk About It, was published just before the Sydney Games.
ACCESSION #
14183396

 

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