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The story about the legendary 1968 London-Sydney Marathon by Andrew Cowan of the winning Rootes/Hillman team! Read about the preparations, the drama and the victory of the team and learn many details about this gruelling event. A very well written and beautifully illustrated book. First edition with illustrated dustwrapper. pp.12/pp.129. Navy-blue boards with silver gilt titles to spine. Illustrated dustwrapper (not price clipped) with a design by David Atkinson. Edges lightly rubbed. Clean text throughout. No marks or ownership designation. VG/VG ** Sunday Times Obituary November 04 2019 : Andrew Cowan (13 December 1936 15 October 2019) "... Scottish rally driver who survived careering off a cliff edge in Argentina and won the first two London to Sydney Marathons.In the final stages of the first London to Sydney Marathon the leader suffered a head-on collision, the second-placed car hit a gatepost and the third was immobilised with a broken rear axle. Driving a British-made Hillman Hunter, one of the worst-performing engines in the 1968 race, Andrew Cowan and his team won after an epic 10,500-mile journey through Europe, Iran, Afghanistan, India and Australia. It was a triumph for British engineering as well as the sustained speed and stamina of the affable farmer from the Scottish Borders, who would come to be celebrated as one of the UKs greatest long-distance drivers. His nickname was Marathon Man.