26.2 Miles to Boston: A Journey into the Heart of the Boston Marathon

Miles to Boston A Journey into the Heart of the Boston Marathon I promise you next year s marathon will be the biggest the most significant the most attended marathon in history Vice President Joe BidenAn update of the only narrative that takes the reader thro

  • Title: 26.2 Miles to Boston: A Journey into the Heart of the Boston Marathon
  • Author: MichaelConnelly
  • ISBN: 9780762796359
  • Page: 223
  • Format: Paperback
  • I promise you, next year s marathon will be the biggest, the most significant, the most attended marathon in history, Vice President Joe BidenAn 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 portrait of what it feels like to run th I promise you, next year s marathon will be the biggest, the most significant, the most attended marathon in history, Vice President Joe BidenAn 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 portrait 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.

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    1. Rating: 5 of 5 stars (outstanding)Review:The Boston Marathon is considered THE premier event that runners of all abilities set as a goal – if he or she can complete Boston, then that is one of the top achievements one can complete. There is a lot of interesting history along the course of this road race, and this race is chronicled in a terrific book by Michael Connelly.However, there is an interesting twist to this book in that Connelly does not give a chronological history of the race. Inste [...]

    2. Really informative read about the world's longest lasting annual marathon race. I like its format where each chapter is broken down as 'miles' and each 'mile' actually dissects the actual layout of that part of the Boston Marathon race. Each chapter also has a theme that offers up a piece of history on the formation of the race, past winners and other historic moments of the race such as when women and wheelchair entrants unofficially and officially became part of the race, past race controversi [...]

    3. This book is full of useful information about the course but also tidbits about the storied history of this great race! I am looking forward to running in April even more having read this book!

    4. such fascinating stories about the boston marathon and the course itself. because i'm not a marathoner some specifics about the course itself were less interesting but overall it was a great read. i still can't get over the guy who woke up not thinking he was going to run at all but whose wife pushed him out the door and he was the winner that year, the guy who hopped through a moving train while the others were stuck waiting for it to pass and because of his daring move won, the runners who got [...]

    5. A good read, I checked it out from the library. I like the way it's laid out. It's not chronological, instead, it's a mile by mile description of the course interspersed with history, and stories somewhat related to that portion of the course. The last two chapters encompass the last 385 yards, one devoted to the bombing in 2013, and one devoted to the joys encompassed by people while traversing that last portion of the marathon.

    6. I really liked this book. i was interested in reading read because i was really touched by the way Boston came together as one proving to be one of the strongest and proudest cities in america. after seeing how Boston came together i was intrigued to read more about the marathon and what it was like to run it. This book was a four out of five stars and i recommend it for anyone would is interested in the Boston marathon and loves Boston.

    7. Initially I had this at one star. Written by a non-runner, the writing had me cringing and angry a lot. He sounds like an anthropologist explaining to novices what marathoners are thinking as they run through each mile. Also, like he is writing for children. Just bad writing. So I hated this book for a while. But by the end, I must admit I enjoyed all the history he included, and I got sucked into the excitement of all the marathon talk. So, 2 1/2 stars.

    8. A great read for anyone who wants to run or has run the Boston Marathon. The book takes you mile by mile along the course, telling interesting stories about the race history, the runners, and the cities and features on the course itself. I read this right before I ran Boston and I feel it really helped me get more enjoyment out of the experience.

    9. I really enjoyed this easy read, filled with the rich history of the Boston Marathon. Mile by mile descriptions of the course and the local history that makes this the worlds greatest Marathon. I choose not to judge the book in relation to the author who ran it as a bandit (Greatly frowned upon by the running community) Anyone interested in the Boston Marathon should give this book a try.

    10. Excellent account of what it is like to run the Boston Marathon. Reading it after running brings back all the sights and sounds of the course, the huge numbers of spectators cheering all the way to Boston. The history and anecdotes make you realize just why Boston is the number one marathon.

    11. I really enjoyed how the history of the race was woven into the geography and the physical, mental, and emotional demands of the race. Each chapter brilliantly breaks down one of the 26 (.2) miles of the race. So clever and engrossing.

    12. It was a great tour of the most prestigious marathon in the world. I enjoyed the tidbits of history of runners like Cote, Brown, and Kelly. But u found conflicts with information I read in other books about Boston.

    13. Learned so much about the great history and tradition behind the Boston Marathon. Inspired me enough to consider maybe someday entering it.

    14. I enjoyed reading about the history of this race and about the sights and sounds along the route. I think any fan of running would enjoy it.

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