26 Miles to Boston

Author: Michael P. Connelly
Publisher: Lyons Press
ISBN: 9781585748280
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A colorful and moving portrait of what it feels like to run the world's most prestigious long-distance race.

26 2 Miles to Boston

Author: Michael Connelly
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493007718
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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.

Boston Marathon

Author: Raymond Britt
Publisher: RunTriMedia
ISBN: 1450558259
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Rave Reviews: "Great book!" -- Dave McGillivray, Race Director, Boston Marathon // "This is a must-read for any fan of the Boston Marathon" -- 'Hurricane' Bob Mina // The Boston Marathon features a legendary course that is considered one of the toughest in the world. If you're planning to race Boston, you had better know what you're up against. The course may look manageable, but as experts will tell you, it can be brutal. If you're not ready, if you don't understand the intricacies of the course, Boston can eat you alive.This book takes the reader deep into the race course with a groundbreaking approach: a comprehensive mile-by-mile tour of the course illustrated with nearly 200 photos taken while running the race. The detailed tour is enhanced by the author's comparative race splits and experience to collectively help you plan and execute your best Boston racing strategy. From Hopkinton to Wellesley to Heartbreak Hill to the finish line, this book delivers the complete experience in images, analytics and advice to help you run a great Boston Marathon.What can you expect when you run the Boston Marathon? Everything you need to know is here.

26 2

Author: Kathrine Switzer
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 9781594863301
Format: PDF
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A visual and narrative tour of marathon history throughout the world examines marathon popularity in social, philosophical, athletic, fashion, cultural, and scientific contexts, featuring photography by such top contributors as Helmut Newton and Susan Meiselas. 25,000 first printing.

Boston Bound

Author: Elizabeth Clor
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781530680580
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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.

Trapped Under the Sea

Author: Neil Swidey
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0307886735
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Documents the disastrous 1990s mission during which two members of a five-man diving team were killed while completing construction on a ten-mile tunnel at the end of Boston's Deer Island waste treatment plant.

Long Road to Boston

Author: Mark Sutcliffe
Publisher: Great River Media
ISBN: 0986824291
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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.

Duel in the Sun

Author: John Brant
Publisher: Rodale Books
ISBN: 1609616987
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The 1982 Boston Marathon was great theater: Two American runners, Alberto Salazar, a celebrated champion, and Dick Beardsley, a gutsy underdog, going at each other for just under 2 hours and 9 minutes. Neither man broke. The race merely came to a thrilling, shattering end, exacting such an enormous toll that neither man ever ran as well again. Beardsley, the most innocent of men, descended into felony drug addiction, and Salazar, the toughest of men, fell prey to depression. Exquisitely written and rich with human drama, John Brant's Duel in the Sun brilliantly captures the mythic character of the most thrilling American marathon ever run—and the powerful forces of fate that drove these two athletes in the years afterward.

Bus Route to Boston

Author: Maryann Cocca-Leffler
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781590787472
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The everyday sights, sounds, and smells of a colorful and bustling city come alive in a picture book which provides a child's view of the great city of Boston. Reprint.

I Love You for Miles and Miles

Author: Alison Goldberg
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
ISBN: 1466897627
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Love can be stronger than the strongest excavator, longer than the longest train, and taller than the tallest crane. And no matter where you go, love travels with you always. With exciting imagery and engaging, lyrical text, Alison Goldberg and Mike Yamada's I Love You for Miles and Miles is an I-love-you book perfect for children who love things that go!