Jim McLatchie

From Coal Mine to Finish Line --- paperback. by James McLatchie. 
  • (available from Amazon)

  • As one of a family of eight living in a one-bedroom house in Scotland, James McLatchie grew up with the only work in the coal mile as his primary hope for the future. But through the sport of running, McLatchie found his place in the world. In the 1960s, a scholarship brought him to college and competition in the United States. A globe-spanning career as a coach ensued. McLatchie's athletes competed in the Olympics, the World Championships, and, ultimately, took the #1 title at the USA High School National Cross-Country competition. This is his story.

  • Interview (video) with Jim --- by RunnerSpace (2019)