Eric Liddell

Eric Liddell

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The fascinating biography of the Scottish hero of the 1924 Olympics whose story was portrayed in the movie "Chariots of Fire" and who went on to become a missionary in China.

Eric Liddell risked becoming a national disgrace at the 1924 Paris Olympics when he refused to run on a Sunday.  Disqualifying himself from the finals, Britain's hope of a medal was sacrificed as well.  But the thinly veiled criticism in the press turned to sensational acclaim when Eric entered, and won, a race for which he was completely untrained, finishing a full five metres ahead of the favorite.

He was a celebrity, but the faith which had inspired his courageous stand stirred in him again, and at the height of his fame he announced that he was leaving athletics to return as a missionary to the land of his birth, China.

Paperback.  176 pages.
For ages 12 to adult.
By Catherine Swift.

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