Alan's Reviews > Duel in the Sun: Alberto Salazar, Dick Beardsley, and America's Greatest Marathon

Duel in the Sun by John   Brant
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Dec 13, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: non-fiction
Read from December 13 to 14, 2010

I really enjoyed this book. It's the story of the top two finishers in the 1982 Boston Marathon - Alberto Salazar and Dick Beardsly. Some say it was the greatest marathon ever. The lives of both runners took some very interesting and tragic turns after the race, but the books provides great insights into competitive running and distance runners. On a sentimental note, the 1982 Boston Marathon was the first one I ran (illegally - I confess). I was only 1 hour and 40 minutes off the winning pace!

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