The Essential Sheehan: A Lifetime of Running Wisdom from the Legendary Dr. George Sheehan

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Runners and readers whose connections to the sport date back to the 1970s surely remember Dr. George Sheehan, the New Jersey cardiologist and writer whose unique approach to the joy of exercise helped spark America’s fitness boom. As a columnist for his local Red Bank Register and later as the medical editor of Runner’s World and through eight bestselling books, Sheehan became, through the influence of his example and writing, the spokesperson for an entire generation of runners and the manifold benefits they ...

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Overview

Runners and readers whose connections to the sport date back to the 1970s surely remember Dr. George Sheehan, the New Jersey cardiologist and writer whose unique approach to the joy of exercise helped spark America’s fitness boom. As a columnist for his local Red Bank Register and later as the medical editor of Runner’s World and through eight bestselling books, Sheehan became, through the influence of his example and writing, the spokesperson for an entire generation of runners and the manifold benefits they discovered through the running lifestyle.

Sadly, several of Sheehan’s books are now out of print, and the hundreds of newspaper magazine columns he penned over the last 25 years of his life have been lost to time. Until now.

The Essential Sheehan is a collection of the best running pieces George Sheehan wrote in his lifetime, many of which ran in Runner’s World when Sheehan was a columnist there. This collection illuminates Sheehan’s lasting influence on running culture and is a reintroduction of George Sheehan to a new generation of runners and readers.

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As a cardiologist, Dr. George Sheehan (1918-1993) knew about the benefits of running in one way; as a track star and daily runner, he knew about them from other perspectives. As the author of nine books on the topic, several of them bestsellers, he shared his expertise, his experiences, and his wisdom about this rejuvenating activity. This 336-page collection of articles and excerpts, which was edited by his son, will introduce the premier writer on running to a new generation of joggers and racers.

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"November 1 marks the 20th anniversary of Dr. George Sheehan’s death and the publication of The Essential Sheehan: A Lifetime of Running Wisdom from the Legendary Dr. George Sheehan (Rodale). "Twenty years after George Sheehan’s passing," says Mark Weinstein, executive editor, Rodale Books, "his message is as relevant and as needed as ever, if not more so. Sadly, the vast majority of his work is now out of print, so the idea behind the release of The Essential Sheehan (and the re-release of his classic, Running and Being) is to introduce his writings to a whole new generation of readers and runners" There will be an excerpt of The Essential Sheehan in the December issue of Runner’s World and there will be promotions at both the Chicago and New York marathons."—PUBLISHER’S WEEKLY

 

"This book is sure to inspire"—EXAMINER.COM"This is a must-have book for any runner."—SALTMARSHRUNNING.COM

"Reading this book will be a major treat…"—RUN BLOG RUN

"These excerpts from his books and columns can help provide the renewal many of us may be able to put to excellent use when we ‘hit the wall’ of life…Call it a gold-medal read. Dr. Sheehan’s worlds are timeless."—RUN BLOG RUN

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781609619329
  • Publisher: Rodale Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/29/2013
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 149,544
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

DR. GEORGE SHEEHAN was a respected cardiologist, accomplished runner, and bestselling author of eight books on the importance of exercise and sport. One of the pioneers of the fitness boom of the late ’70s, he was dubbed by many as the runner’s “guru,” but his audience encompassed all athletes. He passed away in 1993.

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