Running for Gold by Owen Slot

Running for Gold

Written by Owen Slot

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Running for Gold is the story of Danny, who dreams of being the fastest runner in the world. Can his determination win through at the Olympics which are being held on his doorstep? In addition to this inspiring novel the book also features non-fiction facts and figures woven into the story.This title comes from an award-winning chief sports reporter for The Times. Owen will be reporting on the Olympics for The Times, lending even more authority as the author of this series in the lead-up to the Games. The 100m men's final is one of the most popular Olympic events.


Running for Gold by Owen Slot

Everyone knows Danny Powell was born to run. But no one knows Danny dreams of beating the fastest man on the planet. Until one day Danny accidentally lets it slip, and that's it. His ambition is out there - and everyone's laughing at him. Except, what if Danny could be the next 100m world champion? With the Olympic Games on his doorstep, there's only one way to find out. Will Danny's family and friends cheer him over that finishing line - and watch his dream come true?


‘A cracking read to get anyone in the mood for the London Olympics.’ Sunday Express

‘The language is easy, the story fast paced...a book that will appeal to boys who may normally be reluctant to read.’ We Love This Book

About the Author

Owen Slot is chief sports reporter on The Times. He has three times been named Sports Feature Writer of the Year and three times Sports News Reporter of the Year. He will be reporting on the London 2012 Olympics and 2011 Rugby World Cup.

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224 pages
Interest Age: From 9


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Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date

5th April 2012




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