". . . 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.