26 2 Miles to Boston

Author: Michael Connelly
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493007718
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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, Docs
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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 Miles to Boston

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

Boston Marathon

Author: Jeff Galloway
Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag
ISBN: 1841263540
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book lays out all of the training necessary to qualify for the greatest of all marathons: The Boston Marathon

Rescue and Jessica

Author: Jessica Kensky
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763696048
Format: PDF
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Based on a real-life partnership, the heartening story of the love and teamwork between a girl and her service dog will illuminate and inspire. Rescue thought he'd grow up to be a Seeing Eye dog -- it's the family business, after all. When he gets the news that he's better suited to being a service dog, he's worried that he's not up to the task. Then he meets Jessica, a girl whose life is turning out differently than the way she'd imagined it, too. Now Jessica needs Rescue by her side to help her accomplish everyday tasks. And it turns out that Rescue can help Jessica see after all: a way forward, together, one step at a time. An endnote from the authors tells more about the training and extraordinary abilities of service dogs, particularly their real-life best friend and black lab, Rescue.

Taking My Life Back

Author: Rebekah Gregory
Publisher: Revell
ISBN: 1493406949
Format: PDF, Docs
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On April 15, 2013, Rebekah Gregory and her five-year-old son waited at the finish line of the Boston Marathon to support a friend who was running. When the blasts of terrorists' homemade bombs packed with nails and screws went off three feet away, Rebekah's legs took the brunt of the blast, protecting her son from certain death. Eighteen surgeries and sixty-five procedures later, her left leg was amputated. Despite the extraordinary trauma she underwent and the nightmares she continues to have, Rebekah sees it as just another part of her personal journey, a journey that has led her through abuse, mistakes, and pain and into the arms of Jesus. This stirring memoir tells the story of her recovery, including her triumphant return to Boston two years later to run part of the race, and explores the peace we experience when we learn to trust God with every part of our lives--the good, the bad, and even the terrifying. Readers will be moved by the joyous way Rebekah is determined to live her life, seeing every obstacle as part of how God forms us into the people we are meant to be. Readers will also find comfort in the message that it's not what they can or can't do that makes the difference, but rather what God, in his mercy, does through them despite it all. Life is hard, but with God all things are possible.

Dream Big

Author: Dave McGillivray
Publisher: Nomad Press
ISBN: 1619306190
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Have you ever had a dream? How did you make that dream come true? Dave McGillivray is a world-renowned athlete, entrepreneur, captivating motivational speaker, and philanthropist. He’s also the director of the Boston Marathon, the world’s oldest and maybe most famous annual race! But he wasn’t always so accomplished. In Dream Big: A True Story of Courage and Determination, his nonfiction picture book for readers ages 6 to 10, Dave shares his unique, true story about reaching deep and showing extreme determination in the face of doubt, disappointment, and loss. In Dream Big: A True Story of Courage and Determination, Dave is a small kid who wants more than anything to be a professional athlete. But there’s one problem. You have to be tall to play basketball. You have to be big to play football. And Dave? He’s little, but his dreams are BIG. He turns to running, because you don’t have to be big to be a marathon runner! But you do need to train. And Dave doesn’t do much training before he crosses his first starting line of the Boston Marathon. Which is probably why he doesn’t quite cross the finish line on his first attempt at the famous race. But his Grandpa believes in him, and that’s enough to make Dave train hard for the next Boston Marathon. But will his Grandpa be there to see him succeed? Kids and grownups alike will be inspired by Dave’s story of passion, determination, and grit. Nomad Press’s first foray into the genre of nonfiction picture books, Dream Big delivers on all the promise you’d expect from a vibrant, real-life character paired with an award-winning fine artist. Together, Dave McGillivray and Ron Himler create a story that is heartwarming, inspiring, and beautifully presented.

Boston Marathon Bombings

Author: Valerie Bodden
Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company
ISBN: 1624017215
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This title examines an important historic event„the April 15, 2013, bomb explosions at the Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts. Easy-to-read, compelling text explores the men behind the bombing, brothers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the emergency response to the attack, how the events were communicated and reported through traditional media and social media, the manhunt for the Tsarnaev brothers, and the response of the city of Boston and the nation to the bombing. Also discussed are national security and the prevention of terror attacks, surveillance and other security measures, and immigration reform. Features include a table of contents, glossary, selected bibliography, Web sites, source notes, and an index, plus a timeline and essential facts. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Boston Marathon

Author: Tom Derderian
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 151072429X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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From running legend Tom Derderian comes a comprehensive look at one of the most storied and celebrated athletic events in the nation, the Boston Marathon. For more than 110 years, the race has been regarded as one of the world’s great racing traditions. From the narrow starting line on Main Street, through the Screams Tunnel, past the coeds of Wellesley, and up the infamous Heartbreak Hill, Derderian chronicles the unforgettable passions, triumphs, and pitfalls of every race in the marathon’s storied history. The book also includes interviews and race recaps from marathoning greats such as Bill Rodgers, Joan Benoit Samuelson, Meb Keflezighi, Uta Pippig, Alberto Salazar, Frank Shorter, Kara Goucher, Ryan Hall, Desiree Davila, Geoffrey Mutai, Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot, and dozens more. Complete with more than one hundred photographs and results from every year, Boston Marathon belongs on the shelf of every runner.