This is a page-turner; I could not put it down. I absolutely devoured this book in one sitting. This is a trip down the memory lane of the true glory days of track and field. The stores, anecdotes and recollections that Larry Knuth has complied represents a look back at the golden years of Track & Field though the eyes of athletes’ coaches and fans. If you are a serous student of coaching this is a must read, If you are a track & field coach fan or coach this will be one your definitive historical texts.
One of the biggest deficiencies I see in young coaches today is a complete lack of understanding of the history of their sport. I was shocked when the coach of the 2012 Olympic Gold medalist in the pole vault did not know who Dutch Wamerdam was! He was only the Bubka of his generation, but even more dominant. The best way to learn history is through stories. Larry has collected some amazing stories of pioneers in the sport of track & field. Thanks Larry for the time and energy compiling this. Available for purchase by check for $19 include postage/handling made to LK Publications, 30100 Town Ctr. Dr., Suite 0-160, Laguna Niguel, Ca., 92677 or contact Larry at LKpublications64@yahoo.com.