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SLT - The Track in t
SLT - The Track in the Forest: The Creation of a Legendary 1968 US Olympic Team
South Lake Tahoe Library

Tuesday, Nov. 6, 6 pm
Book Launch for The Track in the Forest: The Creation of a Legendary 1968 US Olympic Team. This book chronicles the role that the high-altitude training camp and final selection meet at Echo Summit played 50 years ago in the historic performance of the U.S. Olympic men's track and field team at the Mexico City Olympics. Join us for a tantalizing presentation as sports journalist Bob Burns draws the curtain back sharing the incredible history of this time in Tahoe and beyond. Burns does a masterful job weaving the narratives of the men training together, vying for coveted spots on the U.S. team in an idyllic setting, a stark contrast to the turbulent events shaking the country. The book is meticulously researched with plenty of statistics and backstories to satisfy track fans, but also with a firm grasp on the sociocultural setting that gave these Olympics their place in history. Free and open to all.


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