Andrew'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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Aug 16, 12

Read in February, 2010

Very good "running" book that was actually three stories in one. Two of the threads were the personal biographies of U.S. 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.
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