By Samuel Hawley
On the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics an unknown Vancouver runner named Percy Williams surprised the activities global via shooting the a hundred- and 200-metre gold medals. a few stated the feat was once a fluke. It was once no longer. In 1929 Percy silenced naysayers through sweeping the USA indoor tune circuit, then he went directly to set an international list within the a hundred meters that might stand until eventually the coming of Jesse Owens. And in among he waged a velocity duel with the fleetest males on the earth, a conflict for song supremacy and the identify "World's quickest Human". in response to large examine that incorporated entry to Percy's inner most letters, diary and scrapbooks, this can be the 1st full-length account of this activities legend, the most recognized Canadians of his day yet now principally forgotten. It starts off because the Cinderella tale of a formative years who conquers a game ruled through American sprinters. Then it will get grittier, for fulfillment and popularity had a dismal part. "I simply Ran" follows Percy and his janitor-coach Bob Granger as they trip throughout the international of elite working within the Nineteen Twenties and 30s - a global that was once no longer continuously beautiful underneath the veneer of amateurism.