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Duel in the Sun: Alberto Salazar, Dick Beardsley, and America's Greatest Marathon

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The 1982 Boston Marathon was great theater: Two American runners, Alberto Salazar, a celebrated champion, and Dick Beardsley, a gutsy underdog, going at each other for just under 2 hours and 9 minutes. Neither man broke. The race merely came to a thrilling, shattering end, exacting such an enormous toll that neither man ever ran as well again. Beardsley, the most innocent of men, descended into felony drug addiction, and Salazar, the toughest of men, fell prey to depression. Exquisitely written and rich with human drama, John Brant's Duel in the Sun brilliantly captures the mythic character of the most thrilling American marathon ever run—and the powerful forces of fate that drove these two athletes in the years afterward.

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Brant re-creates the tense drama of the 1982 Boston Marathon and the powerful forces of fate that drove runners Alberto Salazar and Dick Beardsley in the years afterwards.

About the Author

JOHN BRANT has written regularly for Runner's World since 1985 and has been a contributing editor for Outside magazine since 1992. His writing has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, and National Geographic Adventure, among other publications. The Runner's World feature, on which this book is based, was included in Best American Sports Writing 2005. Brant lives in Portland, Oregon.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781594866289
Author:
Brant, John
Publisher:
Rodale Press
Author:
Brant, John
Subject:
Running & Jogging
Subject:
Sports - General
Subject:
Track & Field
Subject:
History
Subject:
Sports
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Track and Field
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20070331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1-8pp b/w insert
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.03 x 5.95 x 0.6 in

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