Wednesday, February 01, 2006

New Boston Marathon Book

The 1982 Boston Marathon had one of the closest finishes in the race's history--just 2 seconds separated the winner and runner-up. With nine miles to go, Alberto Salazar and Dick Beardsley battled from Newton to Boston, where finally on Boylston Street a sprint finish determined who would be champion. If you don't know who won, I won't spoil it for you; and if you do, this book still looks like a terrific read. Both Salazar and Beardsley's life are like marathons--filled with ups and downs, highs and lows. Author John Brant also writes for Runners World.

According to, the release date for Duel in the Sun is Feb 21, but you can pre-order now. If you purchase the book, come back and leave a comment.