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    The Race that Shocked the World, BBC Documentary

    Obviously on this forum no need to tell which race this is about.
    Has some nice archival footage, even a few seconds of Charlie running at the Munich Olympics, and interviews with all 8 finalists.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ORx1HNlL6c

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    Re: The Race that Shocked the World, BBC Documentary

    do you happen to have the time that charlie's race is run at? I'm curious to see that

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    Re: The Race that Shocked the World, BBC Documentary

    Excellent video. It's damn near like watching speed trap!

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    Re: The Race that Shocked the World, BBC Documentary

    I thoroughly enjoyed the thinly-veiled hatchet job this documentary does on "King Carl", that made my day. I hope I'm not overstepping bounds.

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    Re: The Race that Shocked the World, BBC Documentary

    Have you guys read the book by Richard Moore?
    On the front cover, there's a quote by journalist Simon Barnes: "at last the race of races has a book that lives up to it"
    I wonder where he was when we were drinking up Speed Trap back in the spring of '91.

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    Re: The Race that Shocked the World, BBC Documentary

    I never heard of it. Did you read it? What did you think?

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    Re: The Race that Shocked the World, BBC Documentary

    a brilliant documentary...i just wish they were all made like this
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    Re: The Race that Shocked the World, BBC Documentary

    Quote Originally Posted by T-Slow View Post
    I thoroughly enjoyed the thinly-veiled hatchet job this documentary does on "King Carl", that made my day. I hope I'm not overstepping bounds.
    I didn't quite see it like that, Joe Douglas was almost creepy.

    Angela was class.

    It is hard to get across to anyone who wasn't alive at the time just how big a story this was. It was HUGE! The biggest sports news of the 20th Century? Certainly right up there.

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    Re: The Race that Shocked the World, BBC Documentary

    The bbc have had some excellent documentaries lately, shame soon as Olympics are gone so will the decent programmes

    This added to the bolt ones excellently IMO

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    Thanks for linking this.

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