Long Road to Boston: The pursuit of the world's most coveted marathon by Mark SutcliffeLong Road to Boston: The pursuit of the world's most coveted marathon by Mark Sutcliffe

Long Road to Boston: The pursuit of the world's most coveted marathon

byMark Sutcliffe

Hardcover | September 30, 2016

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Title:Long Road to Boston: The pursuit of the world's most coveted marathonFormat:HardcoverDimensions:9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:September 30, 2016Publisher:Spruce Ridge Publishing, Inc.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0986824283

ISBN - 13:9780986824289


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Be Inspired Not Only to Run but to Reach the Boston Start Line As a marathon runner and someone who has run the Boston Marathon, I read with interest Mark’s story, his lifelong dream to run the race and the long winding path he took to realize that dream. Mark has captured the essence of the typical runner’s journey to Boston - the commitment, the camaraderie, the self-discipline, sacrifices, disappointments and ultimate elation defined by a result that meets the race’s qualifying time. I can relate to many of the elements of Mark’s story because they can be applied to my own. This book, however, is by no means limited to runners who have qualified and successfully completed the course. It is also a must for those athletes new to the sport of distance running who know the mental and physical benefits running provides but perhaps have not yet grasped their own potential. This book will inspire. Those readers who are interested in sports in general will appreciate the historical nuggets about the legendary race that the author has interspersed through the chapters. I truly enjoyed this book.
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly Recommended Even for a non-runner like me, I found this book interesting and motivating with an inspiring message. From the history of marathons and marathoners, to a glimpse of the writer's childhood (one of my favorite parts), to the nuts and bolts of his personal running journey, it's a great read!
Date published: 2016-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great read for everyday runners. A must-read for those who have run or want to run Boston. Mark Sutcliffe is a good story teller. In this book, he tells why Boston is the pinnacle of running, recounting history of the race and interspersing his own personal experiences as a child and his attempts to qualify for Boston as an adult. It is I am a regular runner and have run a couple of marathons and regularly run half-marathons and 10K races. Although I will probably never get to Boston, i enjoyed reading about the race and can relate to the struggle. The book is well suited to everyday runners. But if you have run Boston, or want to, then this book is a must!
Date published: 2016-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nothing is impossible As someone who is on their own quest to Boston, this book captures the highs and lows of the journey. Mark balances the storyline nicely with the history of the marathon distance and the Boston marathon, with his own journey from an "average" runner to a Boston qualifier. His story is a testament to why Boston means so much to runners and inspires readers to believe that nothing is impossible. Great book.
Date published: 2016-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome book! Must read for any runner. Long Road to Boston is a must read for any runner, whether you're just starting out, having been chasing your Boston dreams for years, or have reached your goal of qualifying for the world's most prestigious amateur marathon. Mark takes the reader through an emotional, raw and heartfelt journey, bouncing between historical anecdotes of the Boston Marathon, and his dreams and unfortunate struggles to one day run the race that so many dream of. As someone who has recently completed Boston, Mark truly captures what it means to participate in this amazing day, but also the trials and tribulations that you must go through to qualify in the first place. This is truly a page turner - not due to it's simplicity - but due to it's ability to rope you in, engage you, and make you feel something real. I read the entire book, cover to cover, in one sitting. I laughed. I cried. And I recommend it to anyone who has ever dreamed of - or who has already ran - the Boston Marathon.
Date published: 2016-11-04