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  • Hardcover
  • 210
  • Duel in the Sun Alberto Salazar Dick Beardsley and America's Greatest Marathon
  • John Brant
  • English
  • 05 October 2017
  • 9781594862625

10 thoughts on “Duel in the Sun Alberto Salazar Dick Beardsley and America's Greatest Marathon

  1. says:

    I started off not liking this book The writing was choppy back and forth between different story lines and the characters themselves Salazar and Beardsley were not likable in the way that John Brant was portraying them The fierce competition and obsessive nature of the sport made them almost pathetic when they reached the level in their careers that they couldn't improve on their times and finishing positions I felt embarrassingly sorry

  2. says:

    This is the story of probably the most epic marathon of all time Boston 1982 It is also a biography of the two frontrunners Alberto Salazar and Dick Beardsley their backgrounds what motivated them what they did afterward As a runner it's fascinating to read about what compels these people to race THAT HARD and how it affects them and it's fascinating for me at least to read about the mysteries of sports injuries But it's a character story

  3. says:

    This was just ok for me I’m a big fan of books about running and this really was a phenomenal duel many years ago but than I want

  4. says:

    Best book I've read in a while Great story about the tolls of distance running mortality and humanizing even elite athletes

  5. says:

    I love running books They are my version of a beach read Books about epic struggle Books about crazy dedication obsession to pushing oneself to greater achievements I did not know the story of the '82 marathon and Salazar

  6. says:

    Not sure if I bought the premise that the '82 Boston Marathon led to the ruin of both men particularly Salazar but Brant uses the idea pretty well to string together a book about a single great race The race descriptions are the best part of the book and alone would have made for a fun magazine article Not sure

  7. says:

    Very good running book that was actually three stories in one Two of the threads were the personal biographies of US Marathoners Alberto Salazar and Dick Beardsley Each of these guys had some pretty impactful events in their lives outside of th

  8. says:

    As I often find to be the case with sports books at first I thought this book to be poorly written overwrittencliched at parts In the end I guess I stopped noticing that though uick read and enjoyable Honestly I could imagi

  9. says:

    This is a slightly biased review as I am a runner and wish to run the Boston marathon one day I enjoyed the in depth bio of Dick and Alberto I am calling them by their first names because I feel like their friends after hav

  10. says:

    For anyone who has ever dreamed of or completed a marathonwith some great insight into what goes ON in the heads of elite athletes during a race This made me want to run Boston and meet both Dick Beardsley and Alberto Sala

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Duel in the Sun Alberto Salazar Dick Beardsley and America's Greatest Marathon

John Brant re the Sun Kindle #209 creates the tense drama of the Boston Marathon and the powerful forces of fate that drove these two athletes in the years afterwardsOne was a humble farm boy from Minnesota The other was the most electrifying distance runner of his time In they battled stride for stride for than two hours in the most thrilling Boston Maraton ever run Then the Duel in eBook #10003 drama really began Thus John Brant sets the stage for the epic race that took pla This is the story of probably the most epic marathon of all time Boston 1982 It is also a biography of the two frontrunners Alberto Salazar and Dick Beardsley their backgrounds what motivated them what they did afterward As a runner it s fascinating to read about what compels these people to race THAT HARD and how it affects them and it s fascinating for me at least to read about the mysteries of sports injuries But it s a character story as much as a race report one that s simultaneously triumphant and heartbreaking tragic and life affirming Some limits you can obliterate if you try hard enough Some you can t I took a star off because at times the narrative is cumbersome and melodramatic and hard to keep track of the switching back and forth between characters and moments in time But overall it s absorbing impactful and incredibly well researched After reading mostly magazine newspaper and internet articles for uite a long time it made me really appreciate reading something with enough space to lay out all the details and background Some books especially nonfiction tend to repeat themselves and make me wish the author had been satisfied with a nice 5 7 page feature but Brant doesn t he s just really thorough

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Ce years ago between Alberto Salazar and Dick Beardsley Since Beardsley was only and Salazar at the time everyone assumed that this would be the start of a long and glorious rivalryInstead Beardsley soon began a descent into drug addiction that brought him perilously close to dying Salazar's in the Sun PDF #199 decline was gradual his vigor slowly giving way to baffling symptoms that left him completely exhausted Brant's portraits of the painkiller addicted Beardsley and the d Best book I ve read in a while Great story about the tolls of distance running mortality and humanizing even elite athletes

Summary Duel in the Sun Alberto Salazar Dick Beardsley and America's Greatest Marathon

Epression plagued Salazar are at once sensitive and hair raising The supporting characters are also richly drawn from Alberto's father Jose Salazar a towering presence with a fascinating history and a former close friend of Fidel Castro to Bill Suires Beardsley's in the Sun Alberto Salazar ePUB #192 coach a Casey Stengel–like figure whose oddball goofiness masks an encyclopedic knowledge of distance running This elegantly written story is riveting nonfiction at its very best This is a slightly biased review as I am a runner and wish to run the Boston marathon one day I enjoyed the in depth bio of Dick and Alberto I am calling them by their first names because I feel like their friends after having read this book This book portrays an honest view of people doing amazing things and humanizes them in a level that we can relate too A book worth reading if you are not a runner but a book you MUST read if you are a runner