Welcome to Racing Past, a non-profit website dedicated to the history of competitive running.


I have just added a review of Pat Butcher's book on Emil Zatopek. I am hoping to get back into some profiles soon. Recently I have been busy setting up another website--coppicegate.com, which deals with the arts.


Long term, I will be improving my profiles of Russians Vladimir Kuts and Pyotr Bolotnikov. I have some new material from Russian magazines.


John Cobley, September 15, 2016