Duel in the Sun: The Story of Alberto Salazar, Dick Beardsley, And America's Greatest Marathon (Paperback)

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    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.
    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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    ISBN 9781594866289
    Genre SPORTS & RECREATION / Running & Jogging
    Format Paperback
    Pages 256
    Publisher Date 2007-03-06 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Rodale Pr
    Copyright Year 2007
    Height 9.0 in
    Wdth 6.0 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 0.65 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle The Story of Alberto Salazar, Dick Beardsley, And America's Greatest Marathon
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Brant, John
    Dimensions 9.0x6.45x0.75
    Country of Origin United States
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