King of the Road: From Bergen Belsen to the Olympic Games
By: Shaul P. Ladany (author)Paperback
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This is the autobiography of an Israeli Scientist and a World Record-Holding Race Walker.
Shaul P. Ladany is a Belgrade-born Israeli survivor of Bergen-Belsen. He holds a PhD in Business Administration from Columbia University. Ladany has pursued dual career interests with remarkable intensity, devoting his life both to the sport of race walking and to the field of industrial engineering. He participated in the 1968 Mexico Olympics and survived the 1972 Munich Olympic Games, set the 50-mile world record, won the 100-km world championship, and set records around the globe. Simultaneously he published over 10 books and 100 scientific papers and obtained 8 US patents, becoming Chairman and Chair-holding Full Professor of Industrial Engineering at Ben-Gurion University in Israel. He is still active, recently breaking the 100-mile world record for the 70+ age group, receiving a research grant and applying for a new US patent. In 2007 he was awarded the International Olympic Committee s prestigious Coubertin medal, and in 2008 the Israeli Industrial Engineering Association honored him with its Life Achievement award.
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