American Miler: The Life and Times of Glenn Cunningham by Paul Kiell PDF

By Paul Kiell

ISBN-10: 1891369598

ISBN-13: 9781891369599

Glenn Cunningham set the area checklist for the mile within the Thirties. yet as a boy, he have been extraordinarily burned in a schoolhouse fireplace, a fireplace that took the lifetime of his older brother Floyd. and that's whilst Glenn’s lifestyles quest started. He used to be bed-ridden for months. The medical professionals proposal he may possibly by no means stroll back. yet he recovered, slowly, agonizingly, with fierce determination—and inside a 12 months used to be either strolling and working. large burn scars coated his legs.
In highschool, he was once a champion athlete, and set a global highschool list within the mile. He went directly to be one in every of America’s maximum runners, atmosphere documents and profitable races with superb ease. His tale, despite the fact that, is now mostly forgotten—but it's an inspiring and undying person who bears telling in our smooth age. in the course of the ebook there's a portrait of sportsmanship and decency not often noticeable nowadays. and the way Glenn Cunningham spent his existence after tune is simply as inspiring as his accomplishments at the song. Paul Kiell has created an in depth, dramatic biography of this detailed American athlete.

“American Miler evokes whereas taking pictures the ability of the human spirit! Kiell’s prose and accompanying interval pictures vividly chronicle Cunningham’s heroic selection within the face of actual problem. an exceptional American tale of forging power from hardship.”
—Trisha Meili, writer, i'm the valuable Park Jogger: a narrative of desire and Possibility

“Dr. Kiell has written the definitive biography of a big determine in American activity who turned an essential impact in lots of younger lives.”
—Robert J. Corrigan, writer, monitoring Heroes: thirteen tune & box Champions

“Glenn Cunningham refused to permit adversity continue him from his ambitions. His lifestyles is an idea to athletes in any game, and to somebody with the need to reach the face of overwhelming odds. thanks, Dr. Kiell, for sharing his tale so beautifully.”
—Richard Traum, Ph.D., Founder and CEO, Achilles song Club

“Dr. Kiell’s complete portrayal of Glenn’s extraordinary athletic profession and
personal existence allows the reader to understand the exploits and personality of this nice American hero—Cunningham the athlete and Cunningham the man.”
—Howard Schmertz, Millrose video games Meet Director Emeritus

“American Miler has introduced my teammate again to existence: The race is on. i think back the discomfort of muscle, the sear of lung, the edge of cinders as we stride. I pay attention, too, our cheering Jayhawks urging Glenn to yet one more list; and that i be mindful Cunningham as a pal, the noblest of the best.”
—Paul Borel, former classmate and teammate of Glenn Cunningham

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Paul Kiell, a psychiatrist residing in a ways Hills, New Jersey, has participated in marathon working and long-distance swimming, and has written commonly on both.

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Glenn Cunningham set the realm checklist for the mile within the Thirties. yet as a boy, he have been extraordinarily burned in a schoolhouse fireplace, a fireplace that took the lifetime of his older brother Floyd. and that's whilst Glenn’s lifestyles quest started. He was once bed-ridden for months. The medical professionals notion he may possibly by no means stroll back.

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