The New Generation of Classic Short Stories

Vol. 16, No. 4

The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner

by Alan Sillitoe

On the fiftieth anniversary of the release of Tony Richardson's film The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner—one of the most influential films in British cinematic history—the editors present the story on which it was based. The screenplay was by the story's author, Alan Sillitoe.
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