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The Olympian is Ike Low, a young Cockney miler who is taken up by the eccentric, dominating coach, Sam Dee and turned into a world champion but at an immense human cost. The author himself writes, '"The Olympian" can be read as an allegory, or as s straightforward story of an outstanding Cockney miler and his eccentric demanding coach. Ike Low, at the end, can be seen as a doomed Icarus, while the obsessional, deeply self-centred life of the international athlete has an almost Faustian quality...So Ike Low, groomed and ...

The Olympian 2010, Faber & Faber, London

ISBN-13: 9780571269976

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The Olympian 2008, Cedarwinds

ISBN-13: 9780915297085

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The Olympian 1969, Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd, Lodnon

ISBN-13: 9780436181054

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