The Boston Marathon

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Many things compose the Boston Marathon—Olympians, record holders, Greek gold-dipped wreaths, running hamburgers and fries, statues, snow, trailblazers, and Heartbreak Hill. Paul C. Clerici’s Images of Modern America: The Boston Marathon tells the expansive story of the oldest continuously run marathon and showcases over 165 images that span the decades. From Clarence DeMar, both Johnny Kelleys, Roberta “Bobbi” Gibb, and John Hancock to Bill Rodgers, Joan Benoit Samuelson, Ibrahim Hussein, Bob Hall, and Ernst van Dyk; from Kathrine Switzer’s literal run-in with Jock Semple to the 1970s running boom, the centennial celebration, and Meb Keflezighi’s restoration victory, this global footrace and gathering of community is presented in a display of vibrant, historical, and exciting images, some of which from private collections rarely seen and some never-before published.
ISBN: 9781467104579
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Massachusetts
Series: Images of Modern America
Images: 157
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Paul C. Clerici, bestselling author of Boston Marathon History by the Mile, A History of the Falmouth Road Race: Running Cape Cod, and History of the Greater Boston Track Club, is an award-winning journalist, former newspaper editor, and athlete who has run 43 marathons (the Boston Marathon 23 times) and countless road races in which he has also won several age-group and Clydesdale category awards.
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