Kansas State: Thane Baker Lives His Dream

Kansas State: Thane Baker Lives His Dream

Big Stories - Season 1, Episode 18

  • Feb 8, 2024 7:00 am
  • 26:36 mins

Thane Baker desired to run in the Olympics at an early age. His mother timed him every day running home with an alarm clock. Then an accident at garage almost derailed Thane's budding track career. In this episode, find out how Baker walked on to the Kansas State track team, lived out his dream as one of the fastest men in the world, and was eventually honored as one of the greats in Wildcat sports history. Guests: Thane Baker - former Kansas State and Olympic Track Star Catherine Nicholson - Baker's daughter and author of the book, "Running in Borrowed Shoes: Thane Baker and the 1952 Summer Games" Cliff Rovelto - Kansas State Track and Field Head Coach