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A Cold Clear Day

4.24  ·  Rating details ·  37 ratings  ·  7 reviews
A Cold Clear Day is the biography of Buddy Edelen. Mr. Edelen once held the world record for the marathon. Famously, he moved from the United States to England in the early 1960's, at a time when America was producing few international-quality distance runners, and smashed stereotyped beliefs about what an American could accomplish.

His story is widely accepted as an inspi

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Paperback, 202 pages
Published March 1st 2000 by Wind Sprint Press (first published January 1st 1992)
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John Johnson
Dec 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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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. Buddy Edelen set out to change that. Actually, trainer Fred Wilt set out to change that and Buddy Edelen was his man to make it happen. Buddy moved to Finland in the summer of 1959 to train there in hopes of earning a spot on the American Olympic team for the Rome Olympics in 1960. Unfortunately, the Olympic trials were held at a race in the United States ...more
Phillip Gary Smith
A timeless account of athletic excellence written in a very readable and enjoyable fashion. The book contains the absolute best insight I have ever encountered of what goes on in the mind of a marathoner step-by-step in a top race with elite competitors. It is worth reading just for this segment though the entire book creates interest in this athletic legend.
Joseph
Aug 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
If you are a competitive distance runner (vrs. the gym rats who like to "finish" 1/2 marathons so they can put 13.1 magnets on their BMW SUVs and have no historical knowledge of track, CC etc.) this has to be one of the best inspirational biographies ever.
Marklandman
Jan 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
awesome book about an awesome person. buddy's story is captivating
Dan
Jan 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Terrific running book - one of my favorites in that relatively narrow genre. Buddy's story is really inspiring.
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GOOD RUNNING BOOK
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