Sunday, September 11, 2011
GRC BOOK REVIEW: DUEL IN THE SUN
Registration for the Boston Marathon opens tomorrow and if you plan to SEND in a registration form, or just want to get in the spirit of Marathon Monday, you should pick up a copy of "Duel in the Sun" by sports writer John Brant. The book tells the story of the 1982 Boston Marathon and its chapters alternate between a mile-by-mile account of Alberto Salazar and Dick Beardsley's legendary showdown and biographical vignettes of the runners' race preparation and the struggles that they faced in the years that followed. It's written in a descriptive, straight forward style and is very entertaining. If you don't want to read the book, but would prefer to cut straight to the chase, you should watch this VIDEO of the race's last three miles.