Images from SPLASH! Jeff Farrell

Continuing the series of posts from my new book SPLASH!

From Chapter 16: “Is Enough Ever Enough?”

Six days before the 1960 Olympic trials, speed specialist Jeff Farrell was operated on for appendicitis. Here he is, less than a week later, taking the blocks in the finals of the 100-yard freestyle. The plastic-wrapped gauze bandaging his wound is sticking out of the top of his racing suit. Sometimes the best swimming stories aren’t about winning.



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