Ralph Doubell should be one of Australia's best known Olympic heroes. In the 800 metres at Mexico City in 1968, he produced arguably the finest run in Australian Olympic history, but his achievement never received the plaudits it deserved.
Michael Sharp practised as a lawyer before becoming a journalist with The Sydney Morning Herald. He then began a career in corporate communication and has advised a number of leading Australian companies and organisations. Michael was a mediocre middle-distance runner at school and has been in awe of Ralph Doubell ever since. He decided the 50th anniversary of Doubell's gold medal-winning run at the 1968 Olympics was the ideal time to recall Doubell's undervalued achievements and tell the story of his life. Michael is an avid sports fan who has run many fun runs and half-marathons, and a dozen marathons. This is his first book.