William Edwards
AUSTRALIA

























Henry Vaughan 
ENGLAND

Press review 
copies HERE
'The Race of the Century'
(Movie Synopsis) PDF
 WATCH...Movie Synopsis Trailer
A MAN IN A HURRY
THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE AND TIMES OF 
EDWARD PAYSON WESTON

By Nick Harris, Helen Harris & P.S. Marshall

Amazon.co.uk
THE WORLD'S GREATEST WALKER
Amazon.com
King of the Peds supplied images for...
Walk 'Til You Drop: 
The Story Behind Sports Betting (VIDEO)
PAPERBACK & eBOOK
WIKIPEDIA FILM NOIR VISITORS - Welcome!
P.S. Marshall, the editor of this site, has created a comprehensive database of his other great passion ... watching FILM NOIR movies! 
This is available as a free PDF download HERE
BBC feature
Amazon.com
Press Release
USA Press Release
FREE sample from WWRRR
Chapter 28 (PDF)  WESTON'S WALKING CLUB
Authorhouse
Barnes 
& Noble
Amazon.com
Amazon.
co.uk





Roadside sign 
celebrating O'Leary's life

RICHARD MANKS
& the PEDESTRIANS
by P.S. MARSHALL
DAILY EXPRESS 
feature
Click HERE to
 get a FREE PDF 
copy of the book
Book Review 
by Peter Lovesey
*NEW* -- VIDEOS -- *NEW*
'HISTORY OF THE 
SIX-DAY RACE' 
by Davy Crockett 
Part 1 * 2 * 3 *  * 5
(see 'Usage of Images' note 
at bottom of page)
George Littlewood
The 'Sheffield Flyer'
 STILL holds the 6-day 
WALKING WORLD RECORD
made between 6-11 March, 1882.
...is the current holder of the 
world's OLDEST athletics-
based WORLD RECORD!
Charlie Rowell
Chapter 36 of KotP -- 
'Walking on Top of the World!'
can be downloaded here for FREE! 
Running 150 miles in ONE day 
wasn't a problem for the 
'Cambridge Wonder'. 
"Andsome Charlie" STILL holds the 
world record for running the furthest 
distance for 6 days (12 hours per day) 
at the Royal Aquarium, Westminster, 
London, in April/May, 1885. Apart 
from winning many trophies in his 
career, Rowell would secure 
incredible prize money amounting 
to what is equivalent to a staggering

*** $$$ One Million Dollars $$$ ***

today for winning just two races in 1879.
The Astley Belt, which was won 
outright by Charlie, can be viewed online by clicking on the magnifying 
glass on the 
CAPTURING CAMBRIDGE 
website and typing in 'Charles Rowell'. 
It can also be viewed at the
Museum of Cambridge
DANIEL O'LEARY

William Gale
WALES
Joe Scott
NEW ZEALAND
Nap. Campana
USA
Usage of images on websites & in magazines/newspapers. 'With kind permission of': www.kingofthepeds.com -- Thank you!
This incredible athlete made a real impact on the American sporting scene, when he won the 
2nd O'Leary Belt 
with a new 
World Record 
of 565 miles, in six days, in 1880.

Robert Vint. 
the "Brooklyn Cobbler" (USA)
Sam Merritt
(Bridgeport, 
CT., USA)
Peter Panchot
(Buffalo, N. Y., USA)
 "Old Sport"
  Campana  
 (Bridgeport, 
CT., USA)
Ephraim Clow
(P. E. I., 
Canada)
Patrick Fitzgerald
(Long Island, 
New York, USA)
Alfred Elson 
(Meriden, 
CT., USA)
(See 'Usage of Images' note at bottom of page)
     GEORGE HAZAEL  
Was the FIRST man to run 
 600 miles 
in six days!
(1882)

George Parry (Winner)

and 


Peter Crossland
THE NEW YORK 
ILLUSTRATED TIMES
Int. Walking Match - O'Leary Belt 
Chicago, Ill., USA, May 29, 1879
Front Row: Guyon, Crossland, Goodman, 
Parry, Banks, Geraghty

"WESTON, WESTON,
RAH-RAH-RAH!"
Weston's SPECTACULAR 
Career Biography 
by P.S. MARSHALL

E. P.  WESTON --  In the NEWS...
Berkshire Eagle 
Daily Express
 Inland Valley Daily Bulletin 
Irish Independent 
 LA REPUBBLICA (Italy) 
Times Picayune  
Minneapolis Post  
OnMilwaukee   
 Int. Business Times
GRANTLAND
...was Daniel O'Leary's protégé.
Frank Hart aka 'Black Dan'




 FIVE PAGES 
P.S. Marshall's 
fascinating  historical  account of the hugely popular 19th century sport and 
the professional pedestrians, or 'peds', who made it the then 'must-see' spectator event. It will appeal to anyone interested in the history of stranger-than-fiction factual stories.​
of INFORMATION + IMAGES
(See 'Usage of Images' 
note at bottom of page) 
George Cartwright 
(aka the 
"Walsall Flyer"),

gets assaulted 
during the 

2nd Astley 
Challenge Belt 

held at the

Bingley Hall, Birmingham, 
England, in 1882.

WINS!
at Madison Square Garden, New York, 
with a new six-day
World Record of 
621 miles!
Feb., 1888
Jimmy Albert 

Patrick Fitzgerald
610 miles in six days 
for a new World Record in 1884