By Richard Moore

The 1988 Seoul Olympics hosted what has been defined as either "the dirtiest race of all time" and "the maximum song occasion in history." The unforgettable men's a hundred meter race has develop into notorious for the elation of breaking a likely most unlikely global checklist for human velocity and for the doping scandal that undefined. The Dirtiest Race in History by means of Richard Moore is a groundbreaking investigative account into the tale of Ben Johnson and Carl Lewis, and the way one of many oldest of Olympic activities turned a posh high-stakes online game of dishonest, cover-up, and fallen heroes.

The ebook follows the outstanding buildup to the showdown of the 2 rival music superstars and chronicles Johnson's gold medal win, a name he retained in basic terms in short ahead of he confirmed optimistic for performance-enhancing medicines and Lewis used to be offered the gold. In 1999, besides the fact that, after being named Sportsman of the Century by way of the IOC, Lewis his credibility broken by means of revelations that he, too, used performance-enhancing medications and validated optimistic sooner than the Seoul Olympics.

Containing attractive new revelations, this publication positive aspects candid witness interviews, together with with Johnson and Lewis, to reconstruct the race, the hype, the medication, and the deception, and it examines how the fallout keeps to affect activities this day, as each new checklist is met with frequent skepticism.

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