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Great race, great story and very well told.
It went into pretty good detail about not only the marathon itself with Beardsley and Salazar battling it out for the win, but about both runners' lives pre and post.
Some readers have obviously struggled with the book's structure, but I actually think it adds greatly to the story.
This is one of the best running books that I have ever read. You won't be sorry if you purchase this book!Published 3 months ago by Randy Cook
I purchased this after hearing Dick Beardsley speak at a marathon. The author does a great job of mixing the story of the race with the background stories of the two runners. Read morePublished 3 months ago by ctg5150
Covers well the run battle between the two but balances with the emotional and philosophical background of the two main characters. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Tre' Harris
A classic tale of two marathon legends--Alberto Salazar and Dick Beardsley. The story moves back and forth between their epic battle at the '82 Boston Marathon and the struggles in... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Dog Face
Great story of the epic battle between Salazar and Beardlsey. Author drifted a bit back in forth in history without making it clear to the reader. Some information not needed. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Scott A. Mandia
This was a great book.... I found myself literally 'glued' to the page! I highly recommend this book to any runner.Published 12 months ago by Peter Jackson
The telling of the 1982 Boston Marathon is a story of will, guts and long lasting suffering. A race that took the toll from the two winners (yes, both can be considered winners)... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Renato Muller
This was really a great, fast read. It went into pretty good detail about not only the marathon itself with Beardsley and Salazar battling it out for the win, but about both... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Tenn. RA Mason
Runners will love the story of the race, but all will love the story of the men who ran it. I didn't want to put it down and when I finished I wanted to start it all over again.Published 21 months ago by Bill Nolan