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One day I will run that 5K and when I feel like quitting I will pick up this book and think of my fellow runners pounding the pavement and keep going!
I thought this was a great book, John Parker does a great job of not only bringing you into the life and world of a track runner, but he tells it is a great narrative.
Some parts of the book dragged on for awhile and other parts seem to be irrelevant but as the story unfolds each detailed piece of information is important.
The absolute best book about running. Ever. This book was out of print for so long, and I remember passing an old weathered copy of it around the cross team. Every word is poetry. Read morePublished 3 days ago by CrossRunner
Even though I'm not a runner, this tale was enthralling! The descriptive prose was marvelous and enchanting. I thoroughly enjoyed it.Published 5 days ago by Lisa
Best fiction running book. A very inspiring and well written running book. It makes you want to run everyday. Thanks.Published 6 days ago by Alex Brown
Not being a runner or even much of an athlete myself I suppose I've never experienced any of what it means to work so hard to achieve something so difficult. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Sheila G.
Enjoyed the training and race descriptions very much. Thought that Cassidy's suspension was a somewhat contrived plot device. Read morePublished 16 days ago by MDSSTL
Enjoyed the book because I run.
The story would not flow unless you feel the emotion of the character. The ending was good, even if it was predictable. Read more