Andrew Cowan – Why Finish Last? – The story behind the London-Sydney Marathon

Description: A superb story about the legendary 1968 London-Sydney Marathon by the Andrew Cowan of the WINNING Rootes/Hillman team! Read about the preparations, the drama and the victory of the team and learn many details about this gruelling event. A very well written and beautifully illustrated book!

EXTRA: This book comes with an Eiffel Rallye card in which Andrew Cowan participated with Claus Kaiser in a Mercedes C107 SLC – SIGNED BY ANDREW COWAN – and to be used as bookmark!

A collectible copy in excellent condition. Study the photos carefully, they form part of the description. Also check out ‘Marathon in the Dust’ by Innes Ireland about his adventures in the London -Sydney Marathon. “Enjoy the Ride!”



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Title: Why Finish Last? – The story behind the London-Sydney Marathon
Authors: Andrew Cowan
Language: English (GB)
Publisher: Queen Anne Press Ltd London
Year: 1969, first edition
Pages: 129
Cover: hardcover
Condition: near FINE, superb
Dust-cover: YES, near fine, excellent
EXTRA: Card/ bookmark Eiffel Rally SIGNED by ANDREW COWAN
weight: 310 gr.
Size: 25 x 13.6 x 1.8 cm.

Additional information

Weight 0.4 kg
Dimensions 25 × 13.6 × 1.8 cm


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