Abel Kiviat, National Champion: Twentieth-century Track & Field and the Melting Pot

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Syracuse University Press, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 391 pages
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Abel Kaviat (1892-1991) was one of track and field's largest personalities, competing as 'the Hebrew runner' for New York's Irish-American Athletic Club and was elected its captain. Katchen offers a detailed account of the I-AAC's evolution, and sheds light of the rapid modernization of the sport.
 

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Contents

Staten Island Boy
3
AllNew York
28
The Phenom of Celtic Park
46
The Champ in the Melting Pot
73
Olympic Trials
99
Golden Stockholm Days
117
The Most Versatile Runner in the World
165
An UpandDown Life
190
The AAU v Kiviat
219
From Doughboy to Wonder Man
239
A Runner Whom Renown Outran I
260
Folk Hero
285
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