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MORE ATHLETICS BOOKS REVIEWED AS RUN-UP TO CHRISTMAS CONTINUES

INCREDIBLE OTTO

OTTO PELTZER is one of athletics’ forgotten heroes. In the 1920s the German runner was a rival of Paavo Nurmi and competed in two Olympics but fell from grace under the Nazis and later achieved redemption coaching street children in India.

The story – entitled His Own Man – the biography of Otto Peltzer, Champion Athlete, Nazi Victim, Indian Hero – is co-written by Tim Johnston and Donald Macgregor.

Both GB Olympians, the former was eighth in the 1968 Olympic marathon in Mexico while the latter was seventh in the 1972 marathon in Munich.

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