The head coach, Bob Giegengack from Yale University, was kind of a pompous guy as each day he took a morning nap in the training room and didn’t let anyone use the training room while he was napping. I came in just when he was starting his sleep, so the trainers couldn’t do anything for me and told me to come back in the afternoon. -Gerry Lindgren describing what happened after turning his ankle just days before the 10,000 meter Olympic final in Tokyo.
MY COMMENT: Every time I read an interview with Lindgren he comes up with another story. Giegengack was Frank Shorter's college coach, and this is the first time I've ever seen anything negative written about the guy.
For the complete interview, go to GaryCohenRunning. You can also check out one of my recent posts on perhaps the most intriguing American distance runner ever.