This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Marathon Man: My 26.2-Mile Journey from…

Marathon Man: My 26.2-Mile Journey from Unknown Grad Student to the Top of… (edition 2013)

by Bill Rodgers, Matthew Shepatin

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingConversations
232646,889 (4.5)None
Title:Marathon Man: My 26.2-Mile Journey from Unknown Grad Student to the Top of the Running World
Authors:Bill Rodgers
Other authors:Matthew Shepatin
Info:Thomas Dunne Books (2013), Hardcover, 336 pages
Collections:Your library

Work details

Marathon Man: My 26.2-Mile Journey from Unknown Grad Student to the Top of the Running World by Bill Rodgers



Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

Showing 2 of 2
Not a book to pick up if you aren't a runner or a lover of the city of Boston. This book is a great insight into Rodgers and how he persevered during the late 60s and early 70s to become the best road racer of his time. Marathon runner wasn't really a descriptor years ago since there used to be only two races, New York, and Boston. Now there are many cities who host them, including LA. I learned a lot about the Boston race history and that Rodgers was a conscientious objector during Vietnam. He suffered publically for that stance although he felt morally justified. He would not feel personally vindicated until he qualified for the Montreal US Olympic Team. A great book if you are a distance runner. Rodgers speaks about his own motivations in separate subchapters and how he learned to win races against others by maximizing his strengths and minimizing his weaknesses. Although not a religious person, his first marriage was to a Catholic woman who helped him begin his career. ( )
  sacredheart25 | May 5, 2014 |
This book covers Bill’s rise through the ranks as a runner, from his high school and college days when he was good but not serious, then as a young adult and conscientious objector to the Vietnam War, when he almost stopped running. Finally, he saw the light, and with Amby Burfoot as his mentor and Frank Shorter as his rival, Bill began to train seriously. His writes about his first victory in the Boston Marathon in a flashback-style, then goes on to recount his experiences in the Olympics and in the New York Marathon. This is a great read for runners and anyone who is a fan of the Boston Marathon and Bill Rodgers.- Reviewed by Jeff, faculty-
  PeskyLibrary | Nov 22, 2013 |
Showing 2 of 2
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
First words
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language
Canonical DDC/MDS

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English (1)

Book description
Haiku summary

No descriptions found.

A four-time winner of the Boston and NYC Marathons details his historic victory of the 1975 Boston Marathon, recounting the events that led to his achievement and his role in inspiring the modern running boom and the goals of countless fellow athletes.… (more)

(summary from another edition)

Quick Links

Popular covers


Average: (4.5)
4 1
5 1

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 128,807,277 books! | Top bar: Always visible