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26.2 Miles to Boston: A Journey Into the Heart of the Boston Marathon
262 Miles to Boston A Journey Into the Heart of the Boston Marathon Author:Michael Connelly "I promise you, next year's marathon will be the biggest, the most significant, the most attended marathon in history," Vice-President Joe Biden — An update of the only narrative that takes the reader through the 26.2 miles of history and tradition that is the world's oldest annual marathon. — 26.2 Miles to Boston is a colorful and moving po... more »rtrait of what it feels like to run the Boston Marathon, putting readers squarely into the running shoes of anyone who has attempted the world's most prestigious long-distance race.The book is a rich, colorful, and inspiring history of the 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 the reader through the mile-by-mile sights and sounds experienced by the runners, past and present.
For this new edition, author and lifetime Bostonian Michael Connelly conducts interviews with runners of the 2013 Marathon and those preparing to run in 2014 ? which will prove to be the Marathon?s most historic, celebrated, and highly attended. While still containing the wonderful trivia, history, and traditions from the original edition, this updated edition will bring a wider point of view, weaving in the shocking events surrounding the 2013 race, the aftermath, and Boston?s resilience and commitment to make the 2014 race something special.