Worth A Lifetime Of Glory: Louis Zamperini

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“A minute of pain is worth a lifetime of glory,” - Louis Zamperini. Wise words to live by for a man. Louis was a United States Olympic distance runner and a United States prisoner of war survivor of World War II. Louis was born on January 26,1917 in Olean, New York. Louis had trouble with the law before his big track career. Once Louis cleaned up his act, he ran track for Torrance High School in California. In 1934, Zamperini set the national high school mile record with a time of 4:21.2, his record stood for 20 years. After his high school career, he earned a scholarship to The University of Southern California. In 1936 he headed to New York City for the 5,000-meter Olympic trials, and qualified in this event as a teenager. Zamperini trained

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