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Dark Marathon: The Mary Wazeter Story: The Ongoing Struggles of a World-Class Runner

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The inspiring story of the championship runner who used her faith to help in her struggle against anorexia nervosa, bulimia, and depression.
Unknown Binding, 234 pages
Published January 1st 1989 by Zondervan Publishing Company
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Liralen
What a waste -- it sounds like she was such a promising runner. Oh, that sounds callous, and of course a lost running career is nothing compared to everything else, but, but. It sounds like she just got caught by depression and anorexia and didn't have the right support, or any support soon enough, to make enough of a difference.

The title, by the way, is a misnomer -- she was a distance runner, but not a marathoner. (I suppose it's supposed to be more dramatic?) The book itself is a mix of first
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Apr 19, 2011 Kristy rated it liked it
A good book; very sad what Mary went through, and it's heartbreaking that those tendencies were with her since childhood and that perhaps they could have been prevented if she and her family had recognized the signs sooner.
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