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"The best piece of running fiction around. Beg, borrow, or buy a copy, and you'll never need another motivator." --Dave Langlais, "Runner's World"
John L. Parker, Jr. has written for Outside, Runner’s World, and numerous other publications. He was the Southeastern Conference mile champion three times, and the United States Track and Field Federation national champion in the steeplechase, and was the teammate of Olympians Frank Shorter, Jack Bacheler, and Jeff Galloway on several championship cross-country teams. A graduate of the University of Florida’s College of Journalism as well as its College of Law, Parker has been a practicing attorney, a newspaper reporter and columnist, a speechwriter for then Governor Bob Graham, and editorial director of Running Times magazine. He lives in Gainesville, Florida, and Bar Harbor, Maine.
One for serious runners. Takes a while to get going and isn't the best written from a literary point of view but you feel you're right there reading it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Although this was written almost 40 years ago, when training was maybe not quite so sophisticated, this is an enjoyable tale of one man's quest to be the best. Read morePublished 3 months ago by John Burton
Great book, but be warned it is probably only for those who are or have been serious competitive runners of a decent standard (from 36min 10K up to Olympic level). Read morePublished 4 months ago by drbarx
A really enjoyable read, though the magic may be lost on non-athletes...Published 4 months ago by George Baker
I really enjoy this book, easy to read and inspiring, Stright away i cared for the main character and of course I wanted him to win...Published 12 months ago by lolita
I am astounded by the negative reviews for this. I happened upon the audiobook version first (which I highly recommend - perfect for wiling away long journeys), and was so smitten... Read morePublished 13 months ago by D. Woosey