In the 1970s, Brendon Foster was our most outstandingly consistent athlete, breaking world records and winning European and Commonwealth titles. He has also promoted Gateshead as an international centre for athletics. In conversation with Michael Parkinson, he looks back on his career and considers the pros and cons of athletics today, and he also selects eight records to take with him on an imagined trip to a desert island.
[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]
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|Interviewed Guest||Brendan Foster|