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A Cold Clear Day Paperback – March 1, 2000
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"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.
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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.
The book is fairly well written, and unlike many biographies, it does not drag on with boring uneeded details. It documents the man that Edelen was and shows excerpts from his training to give insight, to those of us who run ourselves, the kind of grueling training he did.
One of my top five running books.
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In the late 1950's, American runners were not known for running long distances. In fact, they were laughed at by runners from other countries. Read morePublished 1 month ago by JJohns
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 on December 21, 2013 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