The Bolt Supremacy

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This book opens the doors to a community where sprinting permeates 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 a society 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 country speaking to anti-doping agencies, scientists, and sceptics as well as to coaches, gurus, superstar athletes, and those desperate to become the next big thing. Peeling back the layers, Moore reveals the secrets of Usain Bolt and the Jamaican sprint factory.

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Richard Moore's first book, In Search of Robert Millar, won Best Biography at the British Sports Book Awards. He is the author of six books, three of which have been long-listed for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year.

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"Excellent." —Times"Absorbing." —Richard Williams, Guardian"Entertaining and lively. Moore is an open-minded and engaging writer who's willing to hear his interviewees out. Because maybe there is something in the yams, and maybe we can all still enjoy the dream." —Esquire"A fascinating account of how a Caribbean island came to rule the world in the art and science of running very fast indeed." —Chris Maume, Independent"Compelling . . . thoughtful and wide-ranging . . . leaves you feeling optimistic." —Literary Review
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