“One of the best accounts in print of the physical and emotional torments athletes endure in their superhuman efforts.” —St. Louis Post-Dispatch
About the Author
John L. Parker, Jr.
has written for Outside
, Runner’s World
, and numerous other publications. A graduate of the University of Florida’s College of Journalism as well as its College of Law, Parker has been a practicing attorney, a newspaper reporter and columnist, a speechwriter for then Governor Bob Graham, and editorial director of Running Times
magazine. He lives in Gainesville, Florida and Bar Harbor, Maine.