A Race Like No Other

Author: Liz Robbins
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061981966
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When 39,195 competitors thunder over the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge to begin the thirty-eighth running of the famed New York City Marathon, they experience one of the most exhilarating moments in sports. But as they cross five towering bridges and five distinct boroughs, carried 26.2 miles by the cheers of two million fans and by their own indomitable wills, grueling challenges await them. New York Times sportswriter Liz Robbins brings race day to life in this gripping saga of the 2007 Marathon, weaving the unforgettable stories of runners into a vibrant mile-by-mile portrait of the world's largest marathon. The professionals pound out the suspense in two thrilling races. Paula Radcliffe, the women's world record holder from Great Britain, returns with new resolve after having given birth nine months earlier; Gete Wami, her longtime rival from Ethiopia, tries to win her second marathon in just five weeks; and Latvia's Jelena Prokopcuka desperately hopes for her third straight New York title. If the women's race plays out like a mesmerizing chess game, then the men's race quickly turns into a high-speed car chase. South Africa's Hendrick Ramaala, eager to recapture glory at age 35, surges to lead the pack as Kenya's Martin Lel and Morocco's Abderrahim Goumri stay within striking range. While the professionals offer insight into the intense, often painful experience of being an elite athlete, the amateurs provide timeless stories of courage and obsession that typify today's marathoner: Harrie Bakst, a cancer survivor at 22, who is a first-timer; Pam Rickard, a 45-year-old mother of three from Virginia, who is a recovering alcoholic; and 65-year-old Tucker Andersen, who has run the race every year since 1976. Enlivening the history of the New York City Marathon with stories of such legends as the late Fred Lebow, the race's charismatic founder, and nine-time champion Grete Waitz, A Race Like No Other provides a curbside seat to the drama of the first Sunday in November. Feel the anxiety at the start in Staten Island. Listen to gospel choirs in Brooklyn and the accordion in Queens. Bask in the delirious sound tunnel of Manhattan's Upper East Side. Hit The Wall in the Bronx. And overcome agony in the last hilly miles before arriving in Central Park—exhausted yet exhilarated—at the finish line.

A Race Like No Other

Author: Liz Robbins
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061373133
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A narrative account of the 2007 New York City marathon interweaves the stories of professional and amateur participants, from Great Britain's world-record holder Paula Radcliffe and Latvian two-time winner Jelena Prokopcuka to South African former champion Hendrick Ramaala and a young cancer survivor running his first race. 30,000 first printing.

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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.

The Essential Guide to Running the New York City Marathon

Author: Toby Tanser
Publisher: Perigee Trade
ISBN: 9780399528521
Format: PDF, Docs
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A complete guide to the New York City marathon offers helpful how-to advice on training regimens, how to enter, restaurants and accommodations, volunteering opportunities, where to run in New York, spectator essentials, the course, and more, including professional tips from veteran runners. Original.

Anything For A T shirt

Author: Ron Rubin
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 9780815608066
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A history of the New York City marathon profiles the contributions of the late Fred Lebow to the history of the sport and explains how he transformed--through clever marketing--the race into a sporting event for all runners and mainstreamed the idea of marathoning into popular culture. Original.

First Marathons

Author: Gail Waesche Kislevitz
Publisher: Breakaway Books
ISBN:
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“Inspiring reading.” —The Wall Street Journal “One of the scariest things about running a marathon for the first time isn’t the distance, the muscle pain, the chafing, or the blisters. It’s not knowing what’s going to happen. That’s why this disarmingly honest collection of first-time accounts is so refreshing.” —Runner’s World UK First Marathons is the collected stories of 37 runners, told in their own words, describing the experience of running their first marathon. Everything is covered, from the early flickerings of desire, all the way to full-blown obsession—the training, the food, the emotions, every mile of this incredible journey. First Marathons is the best instruction book you will ever find, because you learn from the heartfelt life experience of others. Illumination and inspiration are on every page. These runners are old and young, fat and thin, men and women. Some are famous (like Grete Waitz, Ted Corbitt, and Bill Rodgers), and others are just ordinary people—all of whom have achieved something truly extraordinary. Their collective message: anyone can run a marathon; everyone should. It will change your life forever.

Unprecedented

Author: Thomas Lake
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781595910967
Format: PDF
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Unprecedented's second printing features a new cover for the inauguration, with an exclusive portrait of the president-elect. Packed with exclusive photojournalism and new revelations straight from the front lines,Unprecedented: The Election That Changed Everything chronicles the most hard- fought and newsworthy election of our time. The book tells the full story of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, as a Republican field of seventeen candidates battled it out until one remained: a blustery billionaire and reality TV star with no respect for the rules of politics and no fear of offending people. Across the aisle, Democrats witnessed a showdown between an unlikely populist hero in Sen. Bernie Sanders and the more well-known establishment candidate, Hillary Clinton, who was hobbled by scandal in her second attempt to become America’s first woman president. The first-ever book from CNN Politics,Unprecedented unleashes new reporting on every jab between a major party’s first female presidential nominee and a political neophyte who many discounted. Featuring a foreword by CNN’s chief Washington correspondent, Jake Tapper, and an introduction by historian Douglas Brinkley,Unprecedented reveals new insight and emotion while telling a story that will change America forever. Authored by top CNN writer Thomas Lake and edited by award-winning veteran political reporter Jodi Enda,Unprecedented is filled with exclusive photos, commentary and insights from some of CNN’s greatest contributors, including author Carl Bernstein, correspondent Brian Stelter and Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer David Hume Kennerly. Together, their work makes this book the ultimate way to feel and understand the epic event it chronicles, an election like no other.

Marathon Woman

Author: Kathrine Switzer
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 030682566X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In 1967, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to officially run what was then the all male Boston Marathon, infuriating one of the event's directors who attempted to violently eject her. In what would become an iconic sports image, Switzer escaped and finished the race. This was a watershed moment for the sport, as well as a significant event in women's history. Including updates from the 2008 Summer Olympics, the paperback edition of Marathon Woman details the life of an incredible, pioneering athlete, and the lasting effect she's had on women's sports. Switzer's energy and drive permeate the pages of this warm, witty memoir as she describes everything from the childhood events that inspired her to succeed to her big win in the 1974 New York City Marathon, and beyond.

Do Not Cross

Author: Marco Craig
Publisher:
ISBN: 9788862084970
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Early in 2015, sports marketing firm Almostthere approached Italian photographer Marco Craig with a unique proposition: photograph and run the 2015 New York City Marathon. NYC Marathonis the product of this extraordinary assignment, telling the story of one of the world’s great sporting events from the inside--a task never before attempted by a professional photographer. His Leica Q secured in a neoprene harness, Craig shot his fellow runners, the streets littered with Gatorade cups and the cheering crowds in every borough, palpably capturing the energy and exhaustion of the day. In the thick of the action, Craig’s photographs offer a new perspective on the race, with the exuberant viewers on the sidelines becoming the unexpected heroes of the photographs. “New York can be a cruel and merciless city,” Craig reflected. “But not on the day of the marathon.”