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The author, Dan Middleman, is a prominent American distance runner. In 1996 he made the U.S. Olympic team in the 10,000 meters and was the #2 ranked American in that event. His 28:04.8 that year was the fastest U.S. time for the distance. An elementary school teacher in Raleigh, NC, Dan is currently working toward a master's degree in behavioral disorders. PAIN is his first novel. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Great fictitious rendering of what it's like to be a serious distance runner at a major university. Should be required reading for all high school recruits looking to run at the... Read morePublished 4 days ago by fmlong3
I could relate to the poor coaching, exhaustion, up and down performances, and maybe even a little depression. Read morePublished 20 months ago by basic home mechanic
A story about affiliation and achievement and the struggle to manage them. Most of us are motivated by power, affiliation, or achievement and experiences that lack these elements... Read morePublished on September 1, 2013 by R. F. Terpening Jr.
An obvious knock-off of Once a Runner, but the worst part is that it's sub-par writing. It feels like a high school essay that drones on an on... Read morePublished on August 4, 2013 by Attila Boros
I just finished this book and I really enjoyed it. I was shocked by the ending, but the book was a great read! Read morePublished on July 18, 2013 by Michael Lehew
The story is similar to Once a Runner in many ways. The difference was the way it ended and personal issues Richard deals with. But it was an interesting read and was a fast read.Published on February 22, 2013 by Timothy S. Stewart
Interesting story from the author and a similiar experience shared on many college campuses. The line in the sand between what is true and what is fiction can be lost in... Read morePublished on August 11, 2012 by seton1320
I am not for the censorship of depressing material. However, this one really pushes it. I pushed through the book and was left disappointed at the end. Read morePublished on December 15, 2011 by Medina