I do not think this has been covered here yet. I think Coach Mihaly Igloi deserves a good deal of the credit for the upsurge of distance running in the United States in the 1960s and 70s. When Mike arrived here distance running needed a boost. The last time a US Citizen had come in the top 6 in the Olympic 10,000 was Louis Tewanima's silver medal in 1912. In 1960, Igloi runner Max Truex was 6th in the 10,000 beating some great runners including Krzyszkowiak of Poland, Merriman, Hyman and Pirie of England, his own former Hungarian athlete Sandor Iharos etc. And look what happened in 1964 in the distances. Truex added excitment to the sport and proved that the US could do well in the Olympic distances.