Olympic Collision – The Story of Mary Decker and Zola Budd
It remains one of the most memorable moments in modern Olympic history. At the 1984 summer games in Los Angeles, a raucous crowd of ninety thousand saw their favorite in the women s three-thousand-meter race, Mary Decker, go down. An audience of two billion around the world witnessed the mishap and listened to the instantaneous accusations against the suspected culprit, Zola Budd.
Christopher KelsallAthletics Illustrated
" A highly entertaining page-turner and a must read "
Steven Pye1980s Sports Blog
" Keiderling's book is a gem. . . . The lives and careers of Decker and Budd provide Keiderling with plenty of material, and he makes full use of this in a fantastic publication. "
Amby BurfootRunner’s World
" Brings together the incredible backstory, the race-day tension, and the post-event fallout in a compelling narrative. "
Marty LiquoriABC analyst
" A fascinating look behind-the-scenes at one of sport’s most shocking incidents. "
Joan Hansen1984 Olympic Finalist
" Kyle Keiderling has a style of writing that will leave you captivated. "
Kyle KeiderlingStyle: Sports BiographiesKyle Keiderling is a freelance writer and the award-winning author of the critically acclaimed Shooting Star: The Bevo Francis Story, which as been optioned for a major motion picture and Heart of a Lion: The Life, Death and Legacy of Hank Gathers, which was named “Best Sports Biography of 2011” by the International Book Awards Committee.
He is a member of the United Sates Basketball Writers Association and has contributed articles to Basketball Times and the Lincoln Library of Sports Champions.555
Olympic Collisionfollows Decker and Budd through their lives and careers, telling the story behind the controversy.