November 15, 2006
By Dave Milner, Tennessee Running
I am riding shotgun in Jim Spivey’s car, a white Volkswagen Passat in whose back window one of this three son’s has fingered the message ‘Clean Me.’ The rear seat is chock-full of ASICS uniforms bound for local high school cross-country runners. Attached to the...
June 01, 2006
At New York City’s Fifth Avenue Mile in 2005, a middle-aged runner with big ideas wondered if he could hang with the elites. Then the gun went off.
By Robert Sullivan, Runner's World June 2006
I was an elite runner for a day, or more precisely, a faux-elite runner for a day. And even though I...
April 02, 2006
At their first goal-setting session, Prefontaine announced to Bowerman that it was great that Bill was the finest coach of Milers, because that was the race he wanted to ultimately rule. Bowerman asked how fast he hoped to run. Pre said, “3:48.”
By Kenny Moore, Runner’s World, April 2006
November 18, 2005
For Forbes' panel of experts, editors and readers, one feat did emerge as a clear winner: the first sub-4 by Roger Bannister in 1954
By David M. Ewalt with Lacey Rose, Forbes.com
At their best, sports are about more than just winning games and diverting crowds. They test the limits of what...