For those who enjoyed the movie, this is a book to savour for those who look forward to the track and field events of the Olympics. The movie was an inspired piece of the original script, wonderful directing and excellent acting. This biography will give greater insight into the life of Harold Abrahams one of the two main characters in the movie. The writing is brisk and very readable. Photos of Harold in his running days are included. Ryan has done his research well though it is a pity he did not cite endnotes and provide a bibliography in his book. I would also recommend The Flying Scotsman by Sally Magnusson which is on Eric Liddel the other character in the movie.