Toni Reavis' blog is something that should be read over and over. Reavis has an appreciation for language that few others do. An example of his writing, descriptive and elegant, is his tribute of the great John Thomas, who died on January 15, 2013, at the age of 71. Reading the tribute, one can almost hear Reavis reading the piece on the radio, and seeing the great high jumper compete.
Thomas, the 1960 Olympic bronze medalist, and 1964 Olympic silver medalist, was one of the great icons of the sport. Thomas' duel with Valeriy Brumel, who took the gold in 1964 (silver in 1960), lasted five hours before Brumel took the gold. In the following blog, Toni Reavis gives the reader a beautiful picture of the competitions, and the differences in the styles between Valeriy Brumel, and John Thomas. It is wonderful reading.
I truly wish I had written this one.
Please pass this one around, it should, like John Parker's Once a Runner, be read out loud.