Thursday, May 13, 2004

"The Perfect Mile"

Rats! I lost a post – tried to publish it and something must have jammed up the process. So it’s gone. Thanks, Steven, for your kind comment. It’s about time to show this to the boss so she can see the potential of a weblog.

What I wanted to write about is an acquaintance of mine from church – Wes Santee. Wes ran for the University of Kansas track team and is one of the three guys who raced to break the 4-minute mile in 1954. Neal Bascomb’s The Perfect Mile” is the story of that competition which culminated in the new record 50 years ago this month.

Thank you to Beth Golay of Watermark Books, Wichita, KS, who wrote to invite folks to his book signing on Thursday, May 20th. And she also mentioned that Runner’s World recently interviewed Wes Santee at:

He’ll be in El Dorado this Saturday, May 15 at “Grandma’s Garden for another book signing. Wes got married a year and a half ago to one of my parents’ good friends, Doris King. Good luck to you both as you begin your book tour!

Singing off,



Anonymous said...

Hey it's Rachel.

Looks like you've got this all figured out. Love the username.

Miss you! Love!

Liz said...

I'm glad to see Wes is still around. He was our landlord back in 1963, when my (then) husband was doing graduate work at the Univ. of Kansas. We moved into Gayle Sayer's apartment!