"Classic Track & Field Tales"


Classic Track & Field Tales

History & Humor from athletes, coaches, journalists, fans

300 photo-rich pages, 90 stories of entertainment and T&F history

Compiled and Edited by Larry Knuth



....Larry Eder, Editor, American T&F magazine: “Fantastic”

….Former longtime high school/middle school T&F coach: “Enjoyed every page, it got better every time I turned the page.”

…Red Estes, 38-years Fresno State Asst./Head T&F Coach: “What a terrific publication for our sport.”

…Mt. SAC T&F ordered 10 for their staff

Unique features, anecdotes: Willie Banks & The Crescendo Clap; USC’s Max Truex-The Teddy Bear; Don “Tarzan” Bragg; Coach Bowerman’s “Tar Baby”; Hercules in Spikes with Fashion; Dale Story-“The Nature Boy”; Houston McTear’s Fiction-like Story; Life before Title IX; Reese Hoffa's Turkey Leg; Mary Decker Slaney-the Wunderkind;

Norm Hoffman-Renaissance Warrior; One Fast Hematologist; Wilkins vs. Powell rivalry;

USC’s Parry O’Brien-Game Changer; Willye White-A Special Olympian; Coaches’ Tales;

USC Archives; Buddy Who?; Don Bowden-America’s First; Somersault Long Jumping;


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