New York: S. G. Phillips, 1969. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author. 8vo. 158 pp. Orange cloth with black lettering in color illustrated dustjacket. A fine copy in near fine dustjacket (light fading to spine; small chip to lower front cover; some agetoning). Item #19279
Cordner Nelson (1918 - 2009) was an American publisher and writer. In 1948 he was a co-founder of Track and Field News, along with his brother Bert. The magazine covers the sport of Track and Field and other aspects of the umbrella of Athletics. The monthly magazine has declared itself to be "The Bible of the Sport." Cordner served as publisher of the magazine until 1969. Nelson was inducted into the National Track and Field Hall of Fame in 1988. - wiki. Here is the story of Rob who more than anything wanted to have his name placed alongside those of such famous milers as Cunningham, Bannister, Elliott, Snell, and Ryun. But the girl he loved had other ideas. "The Miler is filled with authentic details of training and of the world of high-powered competition." - dustjacket flap.