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Runners on Running


My Old Buick
An old car may perform beautifully for years...only to suffer a major breakdown when asked to push to the limit on the open road.
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I Don’t Like to Run Long Distances
I don’t think anyone, myself included, can just hit the road and run hundreds of miles again and again and not burn out.
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Get Out of My Race and Give Me Those Numbers!
Then suddenly, a man with an overcoat and felt hat was in the middle of the road shaking his finger at me.
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Me and Julio Down by the School Yard
I was 19, just starting out as a journalist, and infatuated with something called High School Track.
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Duel in the Sun
After watching the early part of the race on TV...the citizens of Boston turned out of their houses to witness the finish.
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Mary vs. the Soviets
If you asked Mary Decker, she would say Zaitseva’s five-meter lead and her clear view of the finish line was ill-got gain, the profit from cutting her off on the last turn.
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But Only on Sunday: Ron Clarke
For years Clarke scoured the world for tough races.
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Runners on Running
The Best Nonfiction of Distance Running
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Runners on Running is an arrangement of inspirational stories, humorous accounts, and pivotal moments. It is a best-of collection from the top writers in the sport. The selections are grouped into seven themes that encompass the runner’s experience: spirit, body, mind, mentor, race, bonds, and heart.

© 2011
Book   312 pages
ISBN-13: 9780736095709

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