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Autobiographies and Data Black Holes

When I was a kid and an aspiring track star, I drew inspiration from the autobiographies of the greats. My dad had three autobiographies which I read over and over to glean what I could, and to immerse myself into their world. In many ways I suppose that was my first...

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What’s Behind the Times?

After I wrote No Wind, I read a reviewer commenting on another running novel I’d come across. The reviewer had a bee in his bonnet about the ridiculously fast times in running novels that he’d read previously. For him such crazy fast times were too unbelievable for...

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