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

By Paul Kiell

Glenn Cunningham set the realm list for the mile within the Thirties. yet as a boy, he have been extraordinarily burned in a schoolhouse fireplace, a hearth that took the lifetime of his older brother Floyd. and that's whilst Glenn’s existence quest started. He used to be bed-ridden for months. The medical professionals proposal he may perhaps by no means stroll back. yet he recovered, slowly, agonizingly, with fierce determination—and inside of a 12 months used to be either strolling and operating. large burn scars lined his legs.
In highschool, he used to be 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 files and profitable races with fabulous ease. His tale, even if, is now mostly forgotten—but it truly is an inspiring and undying person who bears telling in our sleek age. during the e-book there's a portrait of sportsmanship and decency hardly noticeable nowadays. and the way Glenn Cunningham spent his existence after tune is simply as inspiring as his accomplishments at the music. Paul Kiell has created a close, dramatic biography of this specific American athlete.

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

“Dr. Kiell has written the definitive biography of a big determine in American game who grew to become an essential effect in lots of younger lives.”
—Robert J. Corrigan, writer, monitoring Heroes: thirteen song & box Champions

“Glenn Cunningham refused to permit adversity hold him from his pursuits. His lifestyles is an notion 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 tune Club

“Dr. Kiell’s entire portrayal of Glenn’s awesome athletic occupation 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 one more list; and that i take note Cunningham as a chum, the noblest of the best.”
—Paul Borel, former classmate and teammate of Glenn Cunningham

Paul Kiell, a psychiatrist dwelling in a long way Hills, New Jersey, has participated in marathon working and long-distance swimming, and has written commonly on both.

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