Almanac Books: ‘Vanishing Footprints’ – Paul Circosta



Paul Circosta is an old friend of the Almanac, in particular part of our
rugby league cohort. His book on a couple of significant, but relatively 
unheralded figures has just been published:




 

 

 

Vanishing Footprints

 

Mike McNamara and Herb Hedemann, Pioneer Australian Ultra-Marathon Runners and Adventurers.

 

Vanishing Footprints tells the life stories of Mike McNamara and Herb Hedemann two of Australia’s outstanding but forgotten long distance runners of the 1920s. 

 

This is not just a story of their running exploits but of their lives and the adventures that took them around the world from the battlefield of Gallipoli to the diamond mines of South Africa and to the crowded rooming houses of New York during the Great Depression. 

 

Little known in Australia, they were among the leading runners of their era. Between them they had won world championships, set world records and showed amazing endurance as they competed in the Bunion Derby transcontinental races that crossed America.

 

 

The book is available from www.paulcircosta.com for $28 plus $7 postage 

 

The book is also available on Amazon 

 

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