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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75  ·  rating details  ·  16 ratings  ·  3 reviews
This salute to the 25-year history of the London Marathon written by the author of the critically acclaimed 3:59.4: The Quest to Break the Four Minute Mile, explores the physical and mental challenge at the heart of marathon running.
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published June 28th 2005 by HUTCHINSON (RAND) (first published 2005)
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Qi
An easy to read chronicle of London Marathon as well as Marathon itself in the modern age. It contains many funny and useful anecdotes of people who have been participated in various form in this sport. Some of them are crazy and even criminal, yet they are united in their obsession in a sport that seems to exist only as a touting challenging to human's endurance of pain and suffering. I don't think that Marathon is a "fitness" exercise, but a form of activities that provokes our innate sense of ...more
Robin Fox
I read this around the time I ran the London Marathon. I recommend that to get the maximum enjoyment out of it.

This is a book to which every runner will be able to relate. It contains a history of the Marathon going not just back to 1981, but to ancient Greece. Yet this is no dull history textbook. The personal stories of the great, the good the not so good and the downright bizarre ensure that every page is packed with humour.

Even non-runners will enjoy reading it
Lisa
Feb 16, 2008 Lisa rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone considering a marathon
Includes interesting history and tales on the London Marathon.
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