C. C. Pyle's Amazing Foot Race - The True Story of the 1928 Coast-to-coast Run Across America-logo

C. C. Pyle's Amazing Foot Race - The True Story of the 1928 Coast-to-coast Run Across America

Geoff Williams

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Among the runners of C. C. Pyle's First Annual International Transcontinental Foot Race were an assortment of underdogs, including twenty-year-old Oklahoman and part Cherokee Andy Payne, who wanted to win over the girl of his dreams and pay off the mortgage on his family's farm; Paul "Hardrock" Simpson, who was in over his head but couldn't let down his North Carolina hometown; Mike Kelly, a luckless boxer from Indiana; Seattle's Ed Gardner, one of four black runners who encountered bigotry; Charles Hart, a sixty-three-year-old Englishman hoping his best days weren't behind him; and Frank Johnson, a middle-aged husband, father, and steelworker from St. Louis who broke away from his humdrum life and dared to do something different. Newspaper and magazine journalist Geoff Williams details this historic event and the colorful cast of characters involved, based on firsthand accounts of those who were there and interviews from many living descendants. C. C. Pyle's Amazing Foot Race is a classic American story so astonishing and surreal that you have to hear it to believe it.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Robertson Dean

Length:

10h 43m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

08:57


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

11:09


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

25:57


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

10:24


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

33:03


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

19:07


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

36:12


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

53:31


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

52:58


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

20:24


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

34:20


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

28:54


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

49:18


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

44:39


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

45:40


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

21:47


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

29:18


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

53:24


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

25:20


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

39:09


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

00:25