The Miler - Steve Scott: An Autobiography

The Miler - Steve Scott: An Autobiography

by Steve Scott, Marc Bloom


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Meet Steve Scott: three-time Olympian, the American mile record holder (at 3:47.69), and runner of 136 sub-4:00 miles and counting. His talent and determination have led him to the pinnacle of worldwide track and field for the better part of his 20-year career. Scott chronicles his epic battles with European milers while tracing the modern day history of the sport; he tackles the controversial issues facing track and field and talks frankly about the demands placed on his family life as a result of his grueling international racing schedule. Scott also speaks about his recent fight against testicular cancer, reveals how he overcame that life-threatening illness, and stresses the importance of staying fit for a healthy life. Now forty, Scott has entered the master s division and he has one more goal to reach. Watch for him in 1997 as he pushes to break the master s mile record set by his longtime competitor, Eamonn Coglan, at 3:58.15. Inspirational, thoughtful, and packed with Scott s wacky antics as the track circuit s leading practical joker, The Miler is sure to delight running enthusiasts and all those who love athletics. Steve Scott is the most extraordinary American mile runner in history. Currently sponsored by Asics running shoes and Soaring Eagle Ventures, Scott lives with his wife and three children in southern California. Marc Bloom is a

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ISBN-13: 9780028616773
Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/01/1997
Pages: 258
Product dimensions: 6.41(w) x 9.58(h) x 1.08(d)

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Guest More than 1 year ago
Steve Scott shows both sides of what it took to be a great miler during the 70's- 80's and beyond. He clearly discribes the feeling and emotion every runner gets in his/her career, both the highs and the lows. He also takes you behind the scences of his hardships off the track.