The Perfect Mile

Tonight I am going to relax my brain and read something that I want to read. I have been going over material for my Office Procedures and Accounting classes for too long. So instead of trying to cram more school information into my head I am going to read for fun.

Here is what I am going to read The Perfect Mile by Neal Bascomb. My Dad read it a little while ago and I found it on his bookshelf and decided it was time that I read it.

Here’s a description from the back of the book:

There was a time when running the mile in four minutes was believed to be beyond the limits of human foot speed, and in all of sport it was the elusive holy grail. In 1952, after suffering defeat at the Helsinki Olympics, three world-class runners each set out to break this barrier. Roger Bannister was a young English medical student who epitomized the ideal of the amateur still driven not just by winning but by the nobility of the pursuit. John Landy was the privileged son of a genteel Australian family, who as a boy preferred butterfly collecting to running but who trained relentlessly in an almost spiritual attempt to shape his body to this singular task. Then there was Wes Santee, the swaggering American, a Kansas farm boy and natural athlete who believed he was just plain better than everybody else. Spanning three continents and defying the odds, their collective quest captivated the world and stole headlines from the Korean War, the atomic race, and such legendary figures as Edmund Hillary, Willie Mays, Native Dancer, and Ben Hogan.

So tonight I am going to take some time for me and relax my brain before another long day of classes and studying has to start tomorrow.

Happy (Reading About) Running!

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One response to “The Perfect Mile

  1. This one is on my list. Let me know how you like it

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