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Long Road to Boston Paperback – December 1, 1988


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 123 pages
  • Publisher: Cedarwinds (December 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0915297043
  • ISBN-13: 978-0915297047
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.3 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,856,701 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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". . . enough true details and a fast enough pace to please even an envious writer who looked hard for ways to be critical. I read the book in one sitting, which has only happened two other times in the past ten years." -- Joe Henderson, Running Commentary

"I admit it. I couldn't put the book down. I needed to know--did Bradley Townes win? Did he beat Rodgers and Seko in the premier non-Olympic 26-miler--Boston? Tuckman draws you quickly into the Townes' story and his quest for victory over 26 miles and death." -- Chuck Morris, Maine Running

"The dialogue is easy and natural, there's enough sex to be interesting, and the fatigue and anxieties of training as realistic as the anaerobic agonies of the Newton Hills. What's more--and better--Brad's Boston is the Boston we all run in our imaginations." -- Beth Barnes, Footnotes

"This book will appeal to a lot of runners, particularly those who, over the years, have felt the urge to 'do Boston.'" -- Bill Rodgers

About the Author

Bruce W. Tuckman is a professor of education at Ohio State University (formerly at Florida State University when Long Road to Boston was written.) He has written 10 textbooks, many educational research articles, and articles for The Runner and Runner's World. He has run 27 marathons and two ultramarathons, and has run the Boston Marathon many times.

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By "hugh_jass" on July 19, 2000
Format: Paperback
Upon first reading this work of art by Bruce Tuckman, i was vacationing at a friend's lake house. The book was recomended to me to read so i began reading. The book did not leave my hands after that until I was done with it. It contains the same descriptiveness as the book, Once A Runner, by John L. Parker. This book ranks up at the top with the rest of them.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By pipparina on July 23, 2012
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Very good running book, especially if you need some motivation to get out there and run. My only complaint is it was fairly unbelievable. But nonetheless, an enjoyable read and will spur you on to put in the tough miles to qualify for Boston (it never does say how he qualified).
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 2, 1999
Format: Paperback
I read (and reread) this book before my first Boston Marathon. The action was so real I couldn't tell if this was fact...or fiction! Did Brad Townes win??? or did Bill Rogers win?? As I ran the route from Hopkinton to Boston, the scenes were vividly replayed in my mind. It was like I had been here before! This book is MUST reading for anyone attempting to qualify for Boston..."Long Road to Boston" convinced me that if Brad Townes could overcome his demons and handicaps, then surely I could train hard enough to join the runners at Boston...and I DID!! This book accompanied me to Boston!
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