Synopses & Reviews
Once a Runner captures the essence of what it means to be a competitive runner, to devote your entire existence to a single-minded pursuit of excellence. In doing so it has become one of the most beloved sports novels ever published. Originally self-published in 1978 and sold at road races out of the trunk of the authors car, the book eventually found its way into the hands of high school, college, and post-graduate athletes all over the country. Reading it became a rite of passage on many teams and tattered copies were handed down like sacred texts from generation to generation. It ranked as the #1 most sought-after out-of-print book in the U.S. in 2007.