Sunday, March 24, 2013

Ten inspiring books about running

At the Christian Science Monitor Ben Frederick tagged "10 books to get you excited about running now that spring is coming," including:
"The Perfect Mile," by Neal Bascomb

Roger Bannister, John Landy, and Wes Santee were three men all trying to break the same record: the four-minute mile. Most people thought it was impossible, but Bannister did it in 3:59. Then six weeks later Landy broke his record by one second. Their fateful showdown is known as the Miracle Mile. One of the most iconic images in sports – Landy looking over his left shoulder while Bannister passes him on the right – has been immortalized in bronze. Even though you know the outcome, the book is still suspenseful and does a good job of capturing the drama. It also highlights Santee, who was never given a chance to compete against the other two.
Read about the other books on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue