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Cold Clear Day: The Athletic Biography of Buddy Edelen Paperback – January 1, 1992

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"...the perfect book for a high-school...runner who wants to learn something about the real work needed to challenge yourself." -- American Track and Field Magazine

"Murphy's niftiest writing is his version of Edelen's thoughts during his victory at the '64 Olympic trials." -- USA Today, 2-20-92

"[A Cold Clear Day] moved me with what I didn't know about an important American marathoner...." -- Sports Illustrated, 8-17-92

About the Author

At the time of publication, Mr. Murphy was the cross-country coach for men and women at Rockhurst College in Kansas City, Missouri. As an athlete, coach, race director, and organization official, Mr. Murphy has been interested in track and field for more than thirty years. He is also a practicing attorney and an instructor in sociology at the University of Missouri at Kansas City.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 199 pages
  • Publisher: Windsprint Pr (January 1, 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 096292430X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0962924309
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,129,129 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is about One of the premier runners in American history yet he is relatively unkown. He prefered the relative solitude and training methods that are now employed by the great Kenyan runners before anyone knew of Kenyan runners. This book is a highly motivational book for anyone training to run a serious marathon yet it would be good for a beginning runner also. Buddy Edelen was a class runner who didn't need drugs or "aids" to set a world record in 1963. I have personally read this book at least 10 times and will no doubt continue to read it.
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What I found so amazing in Frank Murphy's work is his lyrical skill that makes this non-fiction book read like a wonderful tale.
Historical accuracy and insightful exploration of personal determination give a clear psychological landscape of the kind of athlete that put long distance running on the map of today's sports.
A must read not only for long distance runners, but for poets as well.
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When I picked up this book I did not know who Buddy Edelen was. This is right up there with the best running biographies I have read. If you love a good sports biography, whether you are a runner or not, pick this up. GREAT READ!
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