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Running Ransom Road: Confronting the past, One Marathon at a Time

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The monikers drunk, addict, abuser, boozehound were Caleb Daniloff's for fifteen years. Now, the introduction that fits him best is "My name is Caleb and I am a runner." In Running Ransom Road, Daniloff, now many years sober, confronts his past by setting out, over the course of eighteen months, to run marathons in the cities where he once lived and wreaked havoc. Competing from Boston to New York, Vermont to Moscow, Daniloff explores the sobering and inspiring effects of running, as he traverses the trails of his former self, lined with dark bars, ratty old apartments, lost loves, and lost chances. With each race he comes to understand who he is, and by extension who he was. He finds he is not alone. There are countless souls in sneakers running away from something and yet, bravely, running toward it. In this powerful story of ruin, running, and redemption, Daniloff illuminates the connection between running and addiction and shows that the road to recovery is an arduous but conquerable one. Strapping on a pair of Nikes won't banish all your demons, but it can play an important role in maintaining a clean life. For Daniloff, sweat, strained lungs, and searing muscles are among the paving stones of empowerment, and, if he's lucky, perhaps even self-forgiveness.

Synopsis:

In this searing and inspiring memoir, a runner, now 13 years sober, confronts his past in a bib number and pair of running shoes, completing seven marathons in a year's time

About the Author

Caleb Daniloff has written for Runners World and The Boston Globe. He has been a commentator on Vermont Public Radio and contributed to NPR's All Things Considered. Recipient of the 2005 Ralph Nading Hill, Jr. Literary Prize, he runs thirty to forty miles a week.

Table of Contents

Prologue: Longfellow Bridge Loop xiii

Cambridge, Massachusetts • March 2008

1. 113th Boston Marathon 3

Boston, Massachusetts • Monday, April 20, 2009

2. 21st KeyBank Vermont City Marathon

and Marathon Relay 35

Burlington, Vermont • Sunday, May 24, 2009

3. 29th Asics Moscow International

Peace Marathon and 10K 61

Moscow, Russia • Sunday, September 13, 2009

4. 119th Bemis-Forslund Pie Race (4.3 Miles) 119

Gill, Massachusetts • Sunday, October 18, 2009

5. 40th ING New York City Marathon 145

New York, New York • Sunday, November 1, 2009

6. 2nd Middlebury Maple Run (Half Marathon) 173

Middlebury, Vermont • Sunday, April 25, 2010

7. 35th Marine Corps Marathon 201

Washington, DC • Sunday, October 31, 2010

Epilogue: Arsenal Bridge Route 225

Cambridge, Massachusetts • June 24, 2011

Acknowledgments 231

Product Details

ISBN:
9780547725840
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Personal Memoirs
Author:
Daniloff, Caleb
Subject:
Sports & Recreation : Running & Jogging
Publication Date:
October 2012
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
208

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Sports and Outdoors » Sports and Fitness » Running » General

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