Category: Butcher’s Blog

TORRID TIMES IN BANGKOK

May 21st, 2017 by

  Whatever the circumstances, talent is likely to prevail. And so it proved, when Silas Muturi and Esther Macharia of Kenya won men’s and women’s races at the inaugural Bangkok Midnight Marathon early on Sunday morning, May 21. Their winning times were 2.30.23 and 2.53.31 respectively; some 18 and 23 minutes slower than their bests. […]


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Great Lives: Emil Zátopek

August 2nd, 2016 by

Arthur was at university with me, and was a member of my cross-country team.


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(SIR) ROGER AND ME

August 2nd, 2016 by

Oh dear! I watched Everest On The Track, the documentary of Roger Bannister and the four-minute Mile on BBC4 the other night with mounting interest, thinking that here we finally have a piece about sport, putting it into a political and historical context – with its preamble about World War Two and its potential for […]


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AT LAST A BOOK ON ZÁTOPEK BY SOMEONE WHO MET HIM!

July 25th, 2016 by

QUICKSILVER, The Mercurial Emil Zátopek by Pat Butcher (published today, July 25, 2016*) Pat Butcher shared the company of quadruple Olympic gold medallist Emil Zátopek at international events on several occasions, dating back to the Games in Munich in 1972 when Emil was guest of honour.


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