Arthur Lydiard, Bill Squires, courtesy of the Lydiard Foundation
Coach Bill Squires is turning 80. Anyone who has a modicum of understanding of American distance running should recognize that Squires is one of the most important coaches of our era. Squires has not only coached, but influenced some of the most prominent distance runners in the US, from Alberto Salazar and Bill Rodgers, to Greg Meyer, Bobby Hodge, and the Greater Boston Track Club.
Bill turns 80, and one of his athletes, Toni Reavis, wrote this thoughtful piece about Coach.
For some reason, a song is going through my head, " A Pirate looks at 40", by Jimmy Buffet. Not the theme of the song, but the looking back in a warm, thoughtful manner.
Congrats Coach Squires!