Last Updated on April 22, 2008 by Jimson Lee
Fil Fraser’s new Jerome biography â€“ Running Uphill: The Fast, Short Life of Harry Jerome (Dragon Hill Press)
You can read more about Harry Jerome and the Harry Jerome International Track Classic from their official web site.
A full review of this book can be found at TheStar.com.
“I tried so hard, so damn hard,” Jerome said. “Just when everything was going so well … my training, my school … I thought I was in perfect shape. I was trying to beat Antao. When I saw him ahead, my whole edge went off, and I sort of collapsed. There was no real pain. I just tried too hard. I don’t think I pulled a muscle. He (Antao) got off the blocks real fine. There was just him and me. I tried to catch him but just couldn’t make it.”
Jerome said he thought he could have taken a silver medal if he had hung on. “But my whole heart went out. I was aiming only for the gold.”
To read more on the author, please visit www.harryjerome.ca.
To buy the book from Lone Pine Publishing, click here.
Training hard can lead to a short life when you try and kill yourself to achieve your goals.
Jimson Lee says
@Natalie – yes, so true. I can think of Florence Joyner on how she died 10 years after her super-human performances in 1988.