So who would you consider the greatest legend in the history of the running? There are a huge number of runners, coaches, doctors, writers, etc. that have left their legacies before us.
I’m going to throw this one out there: while Pre may have been the face of running, Bill Bowerman was the force behind it. He did everything from training some of the greatest American runners to creating Nike to being credited for bring jogging to the U.S. If you want to read about one of the most essential influences in the American jogging/running phenonemon, read Bowerman and the Men of Oregon by Kenny Moore. An epic read if I do say so.