The author of the Griak story is Ken Popejoy, who had a distinguished running career, as illustrated in the old, faded b&w photo below. It's from a mile race in 1973 at the LA Coliseum.
|The guy in the Bowling Green uniform is Dave Wottle, 1972 |
Olympic champion at 800 meters. The guy in front is Popejoy.
On the right with USA on his singlet is Marty Liquori. Photo
by Jim Ferstle