Offering a complete history of the race - from the dirt-scratched starting line of the first marathon in 1897 to the electronic start of 1995's race, this text reports on the results from each year and provides an account that helps readers to relive the drama surrounding the people who shaped each race - how they trained, the problems they encountered, the sacrifices they made.
"I heard about the Boston Marathon as I was growing up in Kenya, and Tom’s book gave me a better understanding of all those who have run before me. It makes my victories here even more special."
Cosmas Ndeti Three-time Boston Marathon Champion Boston Marathon Men’s Record Holder, 2:07:15
"The Boston Marathon is my favorite race and I appreciate Tom’s ability to capture the whole atmosphere. I loved reading this book."
Uta Pippig Two-time Boston Marathon Champion Boston Marathon Women’s Record Holder, 2:21:45
"Boston Marathon definitively recounts the rich story of this great sporting event. Derderian has captured the essence of the Boston Marathon and its place in running history."
Guy L. Morse Race Director Boston Athletic Association Boston Marathon
"What readers can take away from Derderian’s book is a real sense of challenge and history that is the Boston Marathon."
Rob de Castella Former Boston Marathon Record Holder
"Compelling. Derderian’s sensitivity to human detail has transformed a good and necessary book into a transcendent, thought-provoking one."
Kenny Moore Senior Writer Sports Illustrated
"The definitive racing history of the Boston Marathon."
Amby Burfoot Executive Editor, Runner’s World 1968 Boston Marathon winnerAbout the Author:
For Tom Derderian, this book is the culmination of a lifetime of experiences related to the Boston Marathon--from his earliest childhood days as a race spectator to his 14 runs highlighted by a then world-class 2:19:04 performance in 1975.
In the '60s, '70s, and '80s Tom Derderian raced and trained with the top runners of the Boston Marathon, counting many of them as close friends. He competed in the Olympic Trials in 1972 and 1976 and won many New England running titles. As a coach and member of the Greater Boston Track Club, North Medford Club, and Boston Athletic Association, he knows firsthand the personal costs involved in training for and competing in the Boston Marathon.
Tom is a former editor of New England Runner magazine and has been a regular contributor of articles to Running Times and Runner's World for more than 20 years. He also has coached runners at the high school and club levels, founded a running club, and directed road races and track meets. For many years he worked in research, design, and development for Nike and Reebok--he holds three U.S. patents for running shoes and apparel.
Tom is vice president of USA Track and Field--New England. He has provided race commentary for local radio station broadcasts of the Boston Marathon since 1988. He is also writing the scipt for a documentary film about the Boston Marathon.
Derderian is the head men’s and women’s cross-country and track-and-field coach at Salem State College.
He, his wife, Cynthia, and their two daughters live in Winthrop, Massachusetts. They are all regular competitors in local races.
Descrizione libro Human Kinetics Publishers, 1995. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110880114797
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