Duel in the Sun Book Review

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If you ran a Boston Marathon, you probably have heard of this classic battle between Alberto Salazar and Dick Beardsley in the 1982 Boston Marathon. In Duel in the Sun, the author, John Brant, tries to tell a dramatic tale of this classic race, but his style of weaving personal lives of these two accomplished ...

Run to Overcome Book Review

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It was a couple of months after Meb Keflezighi won the Olympic Marathon Trial in Houston when I saw an Amazon promotion posted on Twitter about this book, Run to Overcome:. It was offered at $0.99! I jumped on it and started to read. However, it did not go as fast as it has done ...

Jim Ryun Story Book Review

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The Jim Ryun Story covers the first four years of his running career from 1962, when he was a mere 15-year-old high school sophomore, through 1966. With excitement and father-like warmth, the author Cordner Nelson tells a Cinderella story about this Kansas 'ugly duckling' turning into a 'physiological phenomenon', winning race after race and breaking ...