The Purple Runner has long been a favorite, capturing as it does the daily interactions of a handful of dedicated runners training together and racing against each other in a London that Christman manages to make familiar to us even if we've never been there. As the world marathon record continues to come down closer to two hours, the novel takes on even more importance. And what boy in a man's body doesn't love The Purple Runner's batcave? --Richard Benyo, editor, Marathon & Beyond, author of Timeless Running Wisdom
The Purple Runner is a captivating story about the seemingly neverending search for answers and love, intertwined with that equally elusive search for the perfect run. Against the backdrop of London, the colorful characters come alive, making you wish you were there for the Sunday morning run amongst the heaths or walking down to the neighborhood pub. A timeless story that will make you want to turn off the TV, switch off the computer, lace up your shoes, and venture out in search of your perfect run. --Bruce Connelly, Vice President of Nike Footwear --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.