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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.
If you are a runner, like I used to be prior to my injuries, my gosh, this is a great story for you. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Cincinnati Dread
Loved the book. Goes to show that elites have the same human failings as you and me. The book captures the high drama of athletic pursuit and the personal demons that haunt the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jay Yogeshwar
I watched this race - rapt - as a high school distance runner. A not-terribly serious neurological disease which developed in early adulthood took running away and that loss took... Read morePublished 1 month ago by TheloniusMick
Very fast read. I love the candidness of Dick Beardsley and his addiction problem.Published 5 months ago by Runner Girl
This is one of the best running books that I have ever read. You won't be sorry if you purchase this book!Published 10 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 10 months ago by ctg5150