doing research for I Just Ran: Percy
Williams, World's Fastest Human,
I collected far more material than could be included in a
single volume. This is one of the realities of writing a book: that
a mass of interesting things that took considerable effort to
collect have to be figuratively left on the
cutting room floor. Rather than leave this material mouldering in
a box in my basement, I've decided to post some of it here,
organized in chronological order. There are photos, letters, newspaper
clippings, diary entries, cables--all sorts of things relating to
Percy's life. I hope you find them as fascinating as I do.
of this material is from the Percy Williams Collection at the BC Sports
Hall of Fame and Museum in Vancouver. I owe the Hall and in particular
curator Jason Beck a special debt of thanks for granting me access to
its valuable collection.