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Mighty Jerome (2010)
In 1959, at just 19 years of age, Harry Jerome was Canada’s most promising track and field star, on his way to the Olympics in Rome. By 1962, after suffering a gruesome leg injury, there was every reason to think that his racing days were over. But Jerome was not just a champion on the track; he was doubly determined off of it. And so began his climb to what his coach, the legendary Bill Bowerman, called “the greatest comeback in track and field history.”
Through years of unparalleled political turbulence, personal challenge and racial conflict, Jerome kept his head down and ran, displaying a strength of character and willful perseverance every bit as impressive as his record-setting athleticism. Mighty Jerome tells the runner’s triumphant story, from his early days in North Vancouver, through his three Olympics and his unequalled streak of record-breaking, to his sudden and tragically premature death.
Family, friends and teammates recall a man who forever changed the Canadian sports landscape and made an indelible mark upon the world. Compelling, surprising and urgently paced, Mighty Jerome will electrify sports fans, history buffs and all those with an appreciation for tales of courage and redemption.