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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 GOLDEN CENTENARY

Published on September 19, 2022

    DANA INGROVÁ-ZÁTOPKOVÁ EMIL ZÁTOPEK Born September 19, 1922 d Dana March 13, 2020 d Emil November 22, 2000 ENDING ON A KISS – Globerunner Blog ZATOPEK’S GREATEST VICTORY – Globerunner Blog

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ZATOPEK CENTENARY

Published on August 22, 2022

  ‘If you want to run, run a hundred metres; if you want to experience another life, run a marathon!’ I suspect that this example (of many) of Emil Zátopek’s peasant wit and intelligence came after his second marathon, a laboured run in torrid conditions at the Melbourne Olympics in 1956 when, six weeks after […]

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EUGENE, WHERE?

Published on July 13, 2022

  Immediately after the hugely successful World Athletics Championships in Gothenburg 1995 – highlighted by Jonathan Edwards’ world record triple jumps and Michael Johnson’s double gold rehearsal for the following year’s Olympics – IAAF chief Primo Nebiolo declared that future championships were too important to be held in such a small venue. Sweden’s second city […]

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