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Duncan Hamilton Author Of For The Glory

May 15, 201613 min
In 1981, the film Chariots of Fire won four Oscars, including Best Picture. The film’s sweeping instrumental theme song went on to become synonymous with Olympic glory. Thirty five years later, the film, with its indelible theme, lives on in popular culture, but who was the hero who inspired such reverence and awe? Award-winning sportswriter Duncan Hamilton digs deep in his new book, FOR THE GLORY: Eric Liddell’s Journey from Olympic Champion to Modern Martyr to discover that man—Eric Liddell—whose Olympic triumph was only part of a great epic story of faith and resilience. Join Duncan Hamilton on May 11th as he discusses: • Liddell’s famous pledge not to run on Sunday because of his strict observance of the Christian Sabbath…which led to so not competing in his signature event, the 100 meters, at the 1924 Paris Olympics. He was the greatest sprinter in the world at the time, and his choice not to run was ridiculed by the British Olympic committee, his fellow athletes,

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