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In Quest of Gold: The Jim Ryun Story

4.0 of 5 stars 4.00  ·  rating details  ·  25 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Hardcover, 222 pages
Published September 1st 1984 by HarperCollins Publishers
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Jeremy Wood
I am not really big on religion and this book doesnt delve into that TOO much, but mr ryun tells a good story about his quest for the Olympic gold and the aftereffect it had on both him and his family. His endurance towards the goal really drives the book
As a high school track athlete, Ryun was a hero of mine. In my 30's I had the chance to run 6 miles with him. I have read his story twice and passed it on to a couple of my running friends.
Richard G
One of the only books I was able to sit through about running. Something about the experience of reading was more sentimental to me. It was given to me by the track coach of my Catholic church's middle school team. I can't really sit through reading very much of anything about running anymore.
Anthony Edridge
The life of Olympic athletes is always full of exciting events and exciting driven people. But how does a great runner sell out to a second all consuming goal? Jim Ryun describes all the triumphs and tragedies of allowing God to be his primary goal, so that his running became part of God's gift for his life. But God also added so much more to his life than mere running; the fulfillment of God's purpose in all his relationships, both family and friends.
Lüc Carl
As an avid runner I flew through this book in no time. It was well written and I enjoyed it very much. I could have done without all the God crap being shoved down my throat, and I didn't particularly care for the ending. Although I did start going to church more often to pray for my knees.
Very hard book to get your hands on. Used is the only option I could find.
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I chose to read this book because I wanted to read about his running exploits. As an unexpected bonus, I was surprised and pleased to read about his journey to Christianity as well.
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