New books, 1970s


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New books, 1970s

Postby kuha » Sun Apr 07, 2013 4:05 pm

Just noticed two new books, covering similar ground:

Bill Rodgers, "Marathon Man: My 26.2 Mile Journey from Grad Student to the Top of the Running World" (2013)

and

Cameron Stracher, "kings of the Road: How Frank Shorter, Bill Rodgers, and Alberto Salazar Made Running Go Boom" (2013).
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Re: New books, 1970s

Postby aaronk » Sun Apr 07, 2013 6:21 pm

Thanks for the heads up!!

I'd started running in 1962, and continued through June 1966.
Then stopped cold.....joining the era of the hippie!
Following Shorter's Munich win, I got inspired again.
In June 1973, I ran my first marathon!!

I have to say Frank Shorter was the inspiration for my return!

And I LOVED Rodgers Boston race of 1975.
Tying his shoes twice (or more??) during the race, and still running 2:09:55!!

While not as enamored of Salazar then, I could definitely appreciate his aggressive efforts to run fast times!!

This book goes on my list of books to buy!!
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