Disqualified: Eddie Hart, Munich 1972, and the Voices of the Most Tragic Olympics

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Authors

Eddie Hart, Dave Newhouse

Year 2017
Pages 224
Publisher The Kent State University Press/Black Squirrel Books
Language en
ISBN 9781606353127
File Size 6.06 MB
File Format EPUB
Download Counter 77
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Ebook Description

Having previously tied the world record, Eddie Hart was a strong favorite to win the 100-meter dash at the 1972 Olympics in Munich, Germany. Then the inexplicable happened: he was disqualified after arriving seconds late for a quarterfinal heat. Ten years of training to become the “World’s Fastest Human,” the title attached to an Olympic 100-meter champion, was lost in a heartbeat. But who was to blame?