Browning Ross: Father of American Distance Running

Browning Ross: Father of American Distance Running

by Jack Heath


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Browning Ross was a High School National Champion Miler. He served in the Navy and then became an NCAA Champion at Villanova University. Browning was a 2 time Olympian, a gold medal winner at the Pan Am Games and an 8 time National Champion runner. Then his contributions to American distance running really started. He founded the Road Runners Club of America which led to the running boom in the 1970's. He started the first national running magazine, the Long Distance Log and he directed thousands of races.
He also coached the US International Cross-Country team and was a successful high school and college coach.
He overcame resistance in his attempt to change running for the better. His efforts provided more opportunities for all runners that are enjoyed today.
He did it all with a humility and sense of humor that make for a fascinating true story.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781511888257
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/04/2017
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 695,047
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.73(d)

About the Author

Jack Heath has written for Runners Gazette, American Runner, Running Times, the Star Herald and the Gloucester County Times. He has been a coach for over 30 years and presently works in the Information Technology field. He has an MBA from Rutgers University and is a Lean Six Sigma Blackbelt in Process Improvement.
He has been a runner for over 40 years and is a member of the Rowan University Athletic Hall of Fame. He is a married father of three. Jack ran for Browning Ross and coached with him for 18 years.

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