First Marathons: Personal Encounters with the 26.2-Mile Monster

First Marathons: Personal Encounters with the 26.2-Mile Monster

by Gail Kislevitz
     
 

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Oral histories of 37 people on the experience of running one's first marathon. Includes great runners like Bill Rodgers, Grete Waitz, and Ted Corbitt, and ordinary people from all walks of life. The result is a fascinating, emotional, multi-dimensional look at running the marathon, preparing one for the event far better than any training book ever could.  See more details below

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Oral histories of 37 people on the experience of running one's first marathon. Includes great runners like Bill Rodgers, Grete Waitz, and Ted Corbitt, and ordinary people from all walks of life. The result is a fascinating, emotional, multi-dimensional look at running the marathon, preparing one for the event far better than any training book ever could.

Editorial Reviews

Wall Street Journal
Inspiring reading.
Runners World UK
One of the scariest things about running a marathon for the first time isn’t the distance, the muscle pain, the chafing or the blisters. It’s not knowing what’s going to happen. That’s why this disarmingly honest collection of first-time accounts is so refreshing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781891369117
Publisher:
Breakaway Books
Publication date:
09/01/1999
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
599,092
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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