[ebook / Pdf] Duel in the Sun Alberto Salazar Dick Beardsley and America's Greatest Marathon ↠ John Brant


10 thoughts on “Duel in the Sun Alberto Salazar Dick Beardsley and America's Greatest Marathon

  1. says:

    I started off not liking this book The writing was choppy back and forth between different story lines and the characters themselves Salazar and Beardsley were not likable in the way that John Brant was portraying them The fierce com

  2. says:

    This is the story of probably the most epic marathon of all time Boston 1982 It is also a biography of the two

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    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 wante

  4. says:

    Best book I've read in a while Great story about the tolls of distance running mortality and humanizing even elite athletes

  5. says:

    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

  6. says:

    Not sure if I bought the premise that the '82 Boston Marathon led to the ruin of both men particularly Salazar but Brant uses the idea pretty

  7. says:

    Very good running book that was actually three stories in one Two of the threads were the personal biographies of US Marathoners Alberto Salazar and Dick Beardsley Each of these guys had some pretty impactful events in their lives outside of their running The author then wove the two biographies together by interspersing the story of the 1982 Boston Marathon in which these men finished 1 2 and is considered probably th

  8. says:

    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 gue

  9. says:

    This is a slightly biased review as I am a runner and wish to run the Boston marathon one day I enjoyed the in depth bio of Dick and Alberto I am calling them by their first names because I feel like their friends after having read this book This book portrays an honest view of people doing amazing things and humanizes them in a level that we can relate too A book worth reading if you are not a runner but a book you MUST read i

  10. says:

    For anyone who has ever dreamed of or completed a marathonwith some great insight into what goes ON in the heads of elite athletes during a ra

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

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 Wild Man Creek (Virgin River, runner of his time In 1982 they battled stride for stride for than two hours in the most thrilling Boston Maraton ever Homewrecker really began Thus John Brant sets the stage for the epic Make your own model forts & castles race that took place 2. This was just ok for me I m a big fan of books about Tremors of Fury (The Days of Ash and Fury running and this How Julian and Nigel Turned Each Other Gay (Inadvertently), or So They Both Claim really was a phenomenal duel many years ago but than I wanted to know about it

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

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. Best book I ve read in a while Great story about the tolls of distance running mortality and humanizing even elite athletes

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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. Very good running book that was actually three stories in one Two of the threads were the personal biographies of US Marathoners Alberto Salazar and Dick Beardsley Each of these guys had some pretty impactful events in their lives outside of their running The author then wove the two biographies together by interspersing the story of the 1982 Boston Marathon in which these men finished 1 2 and is considered probably the best Boston Marathon in its long long history Definitely a great book for runners but compelling enough for non runners as well This book should certainly be in an reading runner s collection but it can t top Once a Runner by John L Parker

  • Hardcover
  • 210
  • Duel in the Sun Alberto Salazar Dick Beardsley and America's Greatest Marathon
  • John Brant
  • English
  • 21 January 2018
  • 9781594862625