New PDF release: American Miler: The Life and Times of Glenn Cunningham

By Paul Kiell

ISBN-10: 1891369598

ISBN-13: 9781891369599

Glenn Cunningham set the realm checklist for the mile within the Nineteen 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 while Glenn’s lifestyles quest started. He was once bed-ridden for months. The medical professionals proposal he may by no means stroll back. yet he recovered, slowly, agonizingly, with fierce determination—and inside of a 12 months was once either strolling and operating. large burn scars lined his legs.
In highschool, he was once a champion athlete, and set a global highschool list within the mile. He went directly to be considered one of America’s maximum runners, environment documents and profitable races with stunning ease. His tale, despite the fact that, is now principally forgotten—but it truly is an inspiring and undying person who bears telling in our sleek age. in the course of the e-book there's a portrait of sportsmanship and decency not often obvious nowadays. and the way Glenn Cunningham spent his existence after song is simply as inspiring as his accomplishments at the music. Paul Kiell has created an in depth, dramatic biography of this precise American athlete.

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

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

“Glenn Cunningham refused to permit adversity maintain him from his ambitions. His existence is an concept to athletes in any recreation, and to somebody with the desire to reach the face of overwhelming odds. thanks, Dr. Kiell, for sharing his tale so beautifully.”
—Richard Traum, Ph.D., Founder and CEO, Achilles tune Club

“Dr. Kiell’s finished portrayal of Glenn’s notable athletic profession and
personal lifestyles 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 believe back the pain of muscle, the sear of lung, the edge of cinders as we stride. I listen, too, our cheering Jayhawks urging Glenn to another checklist; and that i take into accout 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 long way Hills, New Jersey, has participated in marathon operating and long-distance swimming, and has written largely on both.

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