pat-butcher

Introducing…

Pat Butcher is a writer, journalist, television producer and commentator, now concentrating mostly on books and blogging.

Although writing occasionally on subjects of general interest, his speciality is track and field athletics.

He first attended the Olympic Games in Munich 1972; and has covered all World Athletics Championships and Olympic Games as writer and/or commentator since 1980.

Please consult the menu for links to a variety of projects, from the recently published QUICKSILVER, The Mercurial Emil Zátopek; to the highly acclaimed The Perfect Distance: Ovett & Coe, The Record Breaking Rivalry, which is being made into a film; to the television documentaries, Arabian Knight, The Story of Said Aouita and Race For Kenya; to the radio programme Great Lives; and to various newspaper, magazine and website articles.


Latest Posts

A ‘MEETING’ WITH ZÁTOPEK

Published on September 28, 2016

Should you be lurking in central or west London on the afternoon of Thursday, October 6, feel free to go to the Slovak Embassy at 25 Kensington Palace Gardens, London W8, at 18.30, when I shall be presenting an illustrated talk on Emil Zátopek. Entry is free, as long as you register in advance with […]

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THE CLASH!

Published on September 12, 2016

As someone who has written one of three books on Emil Zátopek to have been published in the UK in the last four months, I can only sympathise with Jason Henderson and Kyle Keiderling, who have also produced books on the same subject, in their case the clash of Mary Decker and Zola Budd in […]

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VĚRA ČÁSLAVSKÁ R.I.P.

Published on September 3, 2016

Vĕra Čáslavská, Olympic hero, gymnastic innovator and national icon of resistance to totalitarianism has died in her home town of Prague, Czech Republic at the age of 74. Competing for the then Czechoslovakia, the peerless gymnast who introduced a dynamic athleticism into […]

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