Neal Bascomb

Wes Santee

I’m very sad to hear today of the passing of Wes Santee, the great American miler, and one of the subjects of my book The Perfect Mile. I’ll never forget our first interview, conducted on a walk through a cemetery, where Wes recounted to me of the feeling of absolute serenity he experienced whenever running. I hope he’s running again now.

Here is his obituary in the
New York Times.

My heartfelt condolensces to his family.