Boston Marathon History by the Mile

Boston Marathon History by the Mile

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Boston Marathon History by the Mile by Paul C. Clerici


From Hopkinton to Boylston Street, the beloved 26.2 miles of the Boston Marathon mark historic moments and memories dating back to 1897. Town by town and step by step, follow author, journalist, and runner Paul C. Clerici as he goes deeper into each town and city along the route with firsthand descriptions of the course from the uphill climbs to the spirited sprints. Insightful anecdotes, from the naming of Heartbreak Hill to the incorporation of women runners, reveal meaningful racing heritage along the route. This comprehensive and unique journey also explores the stories behind notable landmarks, statues, and mile markers throughout the course. Woven into the course history is expert advice on how to run each leg of the race from renowned running coach Bill Squires. Whether you're a runner, spectator, or fan, "Boston Marathon History by the Mile" has it all.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781626194755
Publisher: The History Press
Publication date: 03/18/2014
Series: Sports
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 1,213,823
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author


Paul C. Clerici is a freelance journalist, writer, photographer and former newspaper editor and sports editor. A dedicated runner, Clerici has competed in nearly every distance from the mile to the marathon, including 2 triathlons, more than 40 marathons, and the Boston Marathon more than 20 years in a row. First woman to run the BAA Boston Marathon

Table of Contents

Foreword Dave McGillivray 11

Foreword Roberta "Bobbi" Gibb 15

Acknowledgements 21

Introduction 23

1 The Boston Marathon 27

2 Hopkinton: Miles 0.00 to 1.90 45

3 Ashland: Miles 1.90 to 4.95 59

4 Framingham: Miles 4.95 to 7.52 69

5 Natick: Miles 7.52 to 11.72 75

6 Wellesley: Miles 11.72 to 15.93 81

7 Newton: Miles 15.93 to 21.35 87

8 Brighton/Brookline: Miles 21.35 to 24.70 101

9 Boston: Miles 24.70 to 26.20 111

10 Memorial 125

Bibliography 133

Index 137

About the Author 141

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