About the Author
Arthur Lydiard revolutionised the training of middle and long distance runners in the 1960s when he coached several New Zealand runners, including Peter Snell and Murray Halberg, to success at the Olympic Games in Rome and Tokyo. Since then his methods have contributed to the success of countless athletes around the world. Garth Gilmour is an experienced journalist and Lydiard's co-author since 1960. He has written biographies of famous sportsmen such as Olympic Gold medallist Sir Murray Halberg and Peter Snell.