"...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 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I'm not sure exactly why I was expecting this book to disappoint me, but, thankfully, it surprised me and turned out to be a great read. Read morePublished 20 months ago by casey van maanen
What a great story about a man and his commitment to improve himself. It is a must read for anyone who calls themself a marathoner.Published on February 13, 2013 by Geoff Harrison
This book did exactly what I was hoping. It inspired me to get out there and train when I didn't always feel like it! Buddy was a classic overachiever!Published on February 3, 2013 by dorunrun
Bought this Biography on behalf of a friend who was taught PE by Buddy Edelen, I think in the '60s over here in England. Read morePublished on April 20, 2011 by Tatsfantasy