Friday, June 2, 2017

How Are These Two Well Known?

I bought these two cards a few months ago.  Now that school is out I will have some time to catch up on a few things before the National.

Douglas Lowe and Lord Burghey were a big part of Chariots of Fire.  Lowe declined and Burghey didn't approve of the historical inaccuracies in the movie.  So, fictional character Lord Lindsay was created with similarities to Lowe and Burghey.

Burghey was the first to actually complete the Great Court Run, one of my favorite scenes in Chariots of Fire, and he didn't lose to Abraham as the movie depicted.

Sebastian Coe and Steve Cram tried the run and didn't complete it.  Only one other person finished before the last bell.