Barry Hoban

How do you describe Barry Hoban? Forthright, determined, talented; he's all of those, but above all he's tough.

Knock him down and he gets right back up. "I'm resilient," he agrees. "One of my strengths, one of the reasons I had such a long career was because I had good health. I could eat anything, I was adaptable, self sufficient, and if you raced on the Continent in my day those things mattered.

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