By Samuel HawleyLiterary Nonfiction. Biography. Canadian heritage. activities. on the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics an unknown Vancouver runner named Percy Williams surprised the activities global by way of shooting the a hundred- and 200-meter gold medals. a few stated the feat used to be a fluke. It wasn't. In 1929 Percy silenced naysayers via sweeping the U.S. indoor tune circuit, then he went directly to set an international list within the a hundred meters that will stand till the arriving of Jesse Owens. And in among he waged a velocity duel with the fleetest males on this planet, a conflict for music supremacy and the name "World's quickest Human." in line with huge study that integrated entry to Percy's deepest letters, diary and scrapbooks, I simply RAN is the 1st full-length account of this activities legend, probably the most recognized Canadians of his day yet now principally forgotten. It starts because the Cinderella tale of a early life who conquers a game ruled via American sprinters. Then it will get grittier, for achievement and reputation had a dismal part. I simply Ran follows Percy and his janitor-coach Bob Granger as they trip during the international of elite working within the Nineteen Twenties and 30s—a global that was once no longer constantly beautiful underneath the veneer of amateurism.