In the 70’s and 80’s, there were a lot of good Made for TV movies, one of which starred Peter Strauss, as Larry Murphy, a convicted felon with the gift for middle distance running. Essentially, it is shown that he is good enough to make the United States Olympic team, and is even given a trial to prove it, only to have it puled right from under him. He never did get a chance to prove he could be the best, unless you count what he did against a stopwatch.
The Bullet Points:
TV Movie Appeared:
The Jericho Mile (1979)
Why You Should Vote For Him:
It was a great story, and was one of the most respected TV movies of its day.
Why You Should Not Vote For Him:
Technically, we never saw him compete.