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PEZ Bookshelf: The World’s Fastest Man

Imagine then that you are one of the best riders in the world but are prevented from racing because of the colour of your skin. Before baseball player Jackie Robinson, before heavyweight boxer Jack Johnson, America's first black sports hero and an international star was cyclist Major Taylor, whose story is both inspirational and appalling.

PEZ Bookshelf: Major Taylor

Our Toolbox training expert, John Howard, has turned his hand to a bit of book reviewing and takes a look at one of the greatest and fastest men who ever raced. Major Taylor was a champion on the track, but as an African-American he was up against the prejudice of the time. Andrew Ritchie’s updated biography is work of art and a historic record.