Path Lit by Lightning: The Life of Jim Thorpe

From the New York Times review by Keith Olbermann of the book by David Maraniss titled “Path Lit by Lightning: The Life of Jim Thorpe”:

Forty summers ago, a man wearing a tracksuit stepped out onto Fifth Avenue to celebrate his 90th birthday by running down the sidewalk in front of the Guggenheim Museum. He was there to publicize the New York City Marathon because in those days the New York City Marathon still needed the help. But, as nearly always happened to Abel Kiviat, the talk quickly turned to Jim Thorpe because there is a convincing argument to be made that Thorpe was the greatest athlete of all time. And 70 years earlier, Abel Kiviat had been Jim Thorpeā€™s roommate at the 1912 Olympics.