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A Boston Marathon Journey

Author : Jackie Kellner
ISBN : 1939237661
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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From running logs and personal stories, Kellner writes to inspire women and men of any age to start running, return to running, or step up from a casual approach to a more challenging and highly rewarding level of commitment. She completed the Boston Marathon at age 67, and has a lot of tips and encouraging advice for runners of any age and ability.
Category: Sports & Recreation

26 2 Miles To Boston

Author : Michael Connelly
ISBN : 9781493007714
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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117 years Strong…and Counting! This all-new edition, which follows the Boston Marathon into the 21st century and through the tragedy of the 2013 race, is a colorful and moving portrait of what it feels like to run the world’s oldest annual marathon, escorting the reader through the past, present, and bright future of the race. 26.2 Miles to Boston is a rich, vibrant, and inspiring history of the Boston Marathon and of the men and women of varying abilities whose struggles and triumphs have colored this historic event for over a century. From suburban Hopkinton, Massachusetts, to the center of metropolitan Boston, the author takes readers through the mile-by-mile sights, sounds, and traditions that make the race what it is.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Why I Run

Author : Mark Sutcliffe
ISBN : 9781456606169
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Entertaining and inspirational, Why I Run is the new book from the founder of iRun magazine, Mark Sutcliffe. Drawing on more than five years of writing about running in newspaper columns, magazine features and blog postings, the 13-time marathon runner chronicles a journey that begins with a guy looking for a bit of exercise and evolves into running as a way of life. At once analytical, self-deprecating, enthusiastic and inspiring, Why I Run provides a fresh and rousing perspective on the rapidly growing sport that has allowed thousands of individuals to overcome challenges and fulfill their dreams, literally one step at a time. In sharing his own experiences and those of other runners who have inspired him, Sutcliffe narrates his love affair with the sport. And in the many stories ranging from stumbling through his first trail run to tumbling at the finish line of a marathon to cheering his training partner to a qualifying time for the famed Boston Marathon, every runner will find both entertainment and motivation.
Category: Health & Fitness

Boston Bound

Author : Elizabeth Clor
ISBN : 1530680581
Genre :
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Have you ever wanted something so badly that your own mind became your biggest obstacle? Elizabeth Clor wanted nothing more than to qualify for the prestigious Boston Marathon. Dead set on achieving this goal, she found herself bound up in a vicious cycle of perfectionism and anxiety that thwarted her at every turn, despite making significant gains in her physical abilities over seven years. Boston Bound is the story of how Elizabeth discovered that her own brain was the culprit, and explains the steps she took to completely overhaul her mindset about her running and her life. For anyone seeking to realize their full potential, physically or otherwise, this story provides specific tools and a useful framework to identify and remove mental roadblocks.
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Marathon Man

Author : Bill Rodgers
ISBN : 9781250021151
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The legendary long-distance runner details his historic victory in the 1975 Boston Marathon that launched the modern running boom Within a span of two hours and nine minutes, Bill Rodgers went from obscurity to legend, from Bill Rodgers to "Boston Billy." In doing so, he instantly became the people's champ and the poster boy for the soulful 1970s distance runner. Having won the Boston Marathon and New York Marathon four times each, he remains the only marathoner to have appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated twice. Winning the Holy Grail of marathons in an unthinkable record time changed Bill's life forever. But his dramatic breakthrough in Boston also changed the lives of countless others, instilling in other American runners the belief that they could follow in his footsteps, and inspiring thousands of regular people to lace up their shoes and chase down their own dreams. In the year before Rodger's victory at the 1975 Boston Marathon, 20,000 people had completed a marathon in the United States. By 2009, participants reached nearly half a million. Thirty-seven years later Bill Rodgers still possesses the same warm, endearing, and whimsical spirit that turned him into one of America's most beloved athletes. In Marathon Man he details for the first time this historic race and the events that led him there.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Boston Marathon

Author : Richard A. Johnson
ISBN : 0738563501
Genre : History
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Since 1897, Patriots Day in Massachusetts has been celebrated with the running of the world's most-honored road race, the Boston MarathonAA(R). The hilly course challenges runners with well-known landmarks such as "Heartbreak Hill" and the deceptively inviting downhill treks at both the start and finish of the 26.2-mile journey. The Boston Marathon captures the colorful spirit of America's greatest race through more than 200 photographs.
Category: History

The Boston Marathon

Author : Tom Derderian
ISBN : 9781600789397
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Offering an inside look at the most famous marathon in the world, this exploration traces the Boston Marathon's 26.2-mile route from the starting line on narrow Main Street in Hopkinton to the Boylston Street finish line in downtown Boston, bringing to life the history, personalities, pivotal moments, and individual character of each city the race traverses. The Boston Marathon includes well-researched briefs on topics including Metcalf's Mill at Ashland, the unmarked starting point of the first race in 1897, the infamous 1967 battle over Kathrine Switzer's attempt to compete five years before women were allowed, and other vital race-day elements. The book also includes a tribute to the victims of the tragic 2013 bombing near the finish line. This is a supremely entertaining glimpse at the history of the greatest running event in the world—from wacky entrants to hard-fisted managers, tortured disappointments, and glorious triumph.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Long Road To Boston

Author : Mark Sutcliffe
ISBN : 9780986824296
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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What does it take to chase down a lifelong dream, even after you’ve failed three times? And why have thousands of people put the Boston Marathon at the top of their bucket list? Long Road to Boston combines the history of the world’s most coveted marathon with the personal journey of one ordinary runner who seeks to fulfill his ultimate amateur athletic goal. Tracing back to the marathon’s roots in Greek mythology and sharing the stories of the many colourful and inspiring characters who have crossed Boston’s finish line, the book explores why modern runners challenge themselves with such ambitious goals and revels in the reward of a persistent dream achieved. Since the first edition in 1897, more than 640,000 runners have travelled the hallowed path. The Boston Marathon isn’t just the oldest marathon in the world, but the most esteemed. Every year, thousands of runners across the planet try to meet its challenging qualifying times, dreaming of stepping into more than a century of history. Some make it, others fall short and try again. Since the devastating finish-line bombing in 2013, the reverence and demand for the Boston Marathon has only increased. As the founder and back-page columnist of iRun magazine and the host of its radio show and podcast, Mark Sutcliffe has interviewed hundreds of runners who have chased Boston. And over the course of more than five years and more than a dozen marathons, he too closed in on his qualifying time, failing repeatedly, for one reason or another, before finally earning a place in the 2015 edition.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Take 10 And Reach The Boston Marathon

Author : Norman Marcotte
ISBN : 9781312894358
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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All it took was those simple words: "You should go watch." These started a 10-year journey of running and triathlon that ultimately ends with the most famous marathon, the Boston Marathon.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Injury To Boston

Author : Kendall Thompson
ISBN : 1953280129
Genre :
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Injury to Boston chronicles the return of Jackie Gruendel to the sport she loves! After injury Jackie reached out to friends, to assist in her return. Her call was answered by the author, who had recently retired and decided it would be perfect to walk with Jackie, who he had previously trained with, nearly, two decades prior. The author dabbled in poetry and was able to hold a pace, so a partnership was born. Jackie and Kendall began the journey to return to running. These are the poems of that return to running and Jackie's journey to run the Boston Marathon!????
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A Century Of Boston Sports

Author : Dick Johnson
ISBN : UOM:39015049543534
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Collects vignettes and essays to illuminate the events, teams, and athletes that allowed Boston to become nationally recognized for its sports.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Runyaker S Journey

Author : Riley McLincha
ISBN : 9781491859544
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Runyaker's Journey is a story of two journeys. The first, the Horseshoe-to-Horseshoe Runyaking Expedition, a solo adventure of paddling and running 1400 miles from Oxford, MI to Niagara Falls, ON. The journey took fifty-seven days over four summers, using a 9.5-ft kayak he calls Swiftee. Secondly, it’s the vehicle used to tell the Runyaker’s life journey, which is that of a true-to-life Forrest Gump-like character, a boy growing up in Little Chicago, a run-down rural area near Clio, MI. Despite having slim chances of succeeding he grows into a man that accomplished many remarkable things.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Running With Joy

Author : Ryan Hall
ISBN : 9780736944137
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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From the fastest American-born marathoner of all time, here is an intimate, day-by-day account of what it takes—physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually—to be one of the best in the world. This journal chronicles Ryan Hall’s 14-week preparation for the 2010 Boston Marathon, providing practical insights into the daily regimen of someone training at the absolute peak of human performance. It also reveals the spiritual journey of an elite athlete who is a follower of Jesus Christ. Readers will discover how Ryan deals with nagging injuries and illness, bad weather, disappointing workouts, and a slavish focus on results that can take the fun out of running. Ryan runs 140 miles a week, often at altitude and a blistering pace. Yet millions of everyday runners will identify with and appreciate his intentional return to running with joy and his lifelong goal of glorifying Christ on and off the racecourse.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Iran To America Running 1001 Marathons Journey From Badwater To Mount Everest Seven Continents To World Records

Author : Parvaneh Moayedi
ISBN : 9781365636288
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Experience Parvaneh’s memories, stories, history, geography, ancestors, culture, tradition, beliefs, customs, practices, rituals and morals. Travel with Parvaneh as she runs marathons on all seven continents. Run across the Mojave Desert during summer to reach Badwater Ultramarathon finish line. Sail to Antarctica on a Cold War Soviet Spy Ship to run a marathon on white continent. Summit Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa and Dive the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Overnight at Mount Everest base camp and then run the world’s highest marathon. Witness breathtaking mountains and waterfalls in South America through her eyes. Absorb the enchanting cultures in Asia and hike the rugged Swiss Alps. Discover Parvaneh’s motivation to conquer the most difficult challenges in the world. Explore Parvaneh’s childhood and the intrigue of her ancestral past. Be immersed in Persian history, geography, traditions, beliefs and customs. Be inspired by embracing the unique gift of life during its darkest moments.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Boston Marathon

Author : Joe Falls
ISBN : 0020285205
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A history and celebration of the greatest, and most grueling, of marathon races and of the amateur runners who have won, finished, and competed in the event over the years
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Last Pick

Author : David J. McGillivray
ISBN : 9781594864223
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A Boston Marathon race director recounts the story of his life, explaining how perceptions about his smaller stature motivated his interest in marathon running, describing his celebrated cross-country run to raise money for cancer research, and sharing inspirational advice about how to pursue one's dreams. Original. 25,000 first printing.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Becoming Boston Strong

Author : Amy Noelle Roe
ISBN : 9781510741706
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Named One of the "Best Nonfiction Books to Read in 2019" by Woman's Day It’s 2004 and twentysomething Amy Noelle Roe is living by herself in Portland, Oregon, with few friends, little money, and no job. It’s not her year. With lots of free time on her hands, she remembers watching the Boston Marathon years ago and, inspired by that memory, decides to join a marathon training group, hoping that running 26.2 miles will give her something show for an otherwise entirely unproductive time in her life. A few months later, she crosses the finish line but is far from a Boston qualifying-time. But Amy has caught the marathon bug, and is determined to qualify for Boston, even if it’s just as a squeaker, a runner who just manages a BQ time. Eleven marathons later, and Amy finally squeaks by, signing up for the 2011 Boston Marathon. She completes it, qualifying again for the following year, and then again for 2013, the fated year of the Boston Marathon Bombing. Due to an injury, Amy crosses the 2013 finish line in a little over four hours, minutes before the bombs goes off. Her world is forever changed as she is shaken to her core. Becoming Boston Strong is Amy’s journey of falling in love with the Boston Marathon and its community, for better or for worse. It chronicles the ups and downs of her training, delving into the mystical appeal of the greatest marathon in the world and how it attracts those who return to it year after year. Hilarious and heartfelt, Becoming Boston Strong is for every person who ever dreamed of belonging to something bigger than themselves.
Category: Sports & Recreation

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Author : Hal Higdon
ISBN : 9781450497107
Genre : History
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Weaves together the accounts of seventy-five runners who participated in the 2013 Boston Marathon to chronicle the events of the race from start to finish, including first-hand reactions to those who witnessed the bombings.
Category: History

The Journey Of Adulthood

Author : Barbara R. Bjorklund
ISBN : CORNELL:31924105318509
Genre : Psychology
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This best-selling book discusses the aspects of ldquo;successful aging,rdquo; covering growth and development from young adulthood to old age, and the impact that culture, gender, and individual differences have on these processes. Its conversational and positive tone keeps readers interested in the subject matter, as it encourages them to apply the concepts of the book to their own lives.It presents research findings, theories, and models from the fields of developmental psychology, social psychology, health psychology, sociology, and others to discuss topics of prevention, compensation, gains, and losses.For psychologists, sociologists, and gerontologists interested in a valuable resource for information about the aging process.
Category: Psychology