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Duel in the Sun Alberto Salazar Dick Beardsley and America's Greatest Marathon

summary Duel in the Sun Alberto Salazar Dick Beardsley and America's Greatest Marathon review ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ô John Brant John Brant Ô 8 review 3 years ago between Alberto Salazar and Dick Beardsley Since Beardsley was only 26 and Salazar 23 at the time everyone assumed that this would be the start of a long and glorious rivalryInstead Beardsley soon began a descent into drug addiction that brought him perilously close to dying Salazar's decline was gradual his vigor slowly giving way to baffling symptoms that left him completely exhausted Brant's portraits of the painkiller addicted Beardsl. I love running books They are my version of a beach read Books about epic struggle Books about crazy dedication obsession to pushing oneself to greater achievements I did not know the story of the 82 marathon and Salazar and Beardsley I enjoyed learning about it

summary Duel in the Sun Alberto Salazar Dick Beardsley and America's Greatest Marathon

summary Duel in the Sun Alberto Salazar Dick Beardsley and America's Greatest Marathon review ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ô John Brant John Brant Ô 8 review Ey and the depression plagued Salazar are at once sensitive and hair raising The supporting characters are also richly drawn from Alberto's father Jose Salazar a towering presence with a fascinating history and a former close friend of Fidel Castro to Bill Suires Beardsley's coach a Casey Stengel–like figure whose oddball goofiness masks an encyclopedic knowledge of distance running This elegantly written story is riveting nonfiction at its very be. As I often find to be the case with sports books at first I thought this book to be poorly written overwrittencliched at parts In the end I guess I stopped noticing that though uick read and enjoyable Honestly I could imagine some who isn t into running liking this book since it wasn t just about the race or even mostly about the race but about the long term effects of the one race on both their lives Since 65% of my waking thoughts have to do with running maybe I am not in a position to imagine what someone who isn t into running would think of this book Also who knew there were so many books called Duel in the Sun

review ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ô John Brant

summary Duel in the Sun Alberto Salazar Dick Beardsley and America's Greatest Marathon review ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ô John Brant John Brant Ô 8 review John Brant re creates the tense drama of the 1982 Boston Marathon and the powerful forces of fate that drove these two athletes in the years afterwardsOne was a humble farm boy from Minnesota The other was the most electrifying distance runner of his time In 1982 they battled stride for stride for than two hours in the most thrilling Boston Maraton ever run Then the drama really began Thus John Brant sets the stage for the epic race that took place 2. This was just ok for me I m a big fan of books about running and this really was a phenomenal duel many years ago but than I wanted to know about it

  • Hardcover
  • 210
  • Duel in the Sun Alberto Salazar Dick Beardsley and America's Greatest Marathon
  • John Brant
  • English
  • 15 July 2017
  • 9781594862625