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.