The legendary Peter Snell is one of the greatest athletes of all time. In the 1960s he won Olympic gold medals at the 800 and 1500 metres and has held eight world records. He was voted NZ's Sportsman of the Twentieth Century. Snell is now 66 and an associate professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Texas. Garth Gilmour has written over a dozen books on athletics and fitness, including Snells's own story and a number of books with famed running coach Arthur Lydiard.