First Marathons: Personal Encounters with the 26.2-mile Monster by Gail Kislevitz (Editor)

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Jay Snizzel
Reviewed: 17 November 2009

MOTIVATING

Short chapters which make it the ideal pickup and read when feeling at a loss with running. Some stories include siblings and husband and wife stories about marathon running.
Only weakness i would say is that its mostly american runners who've submitted stories about American races, some of them small town races.
I'd say this book is a real motivational tool for those considering running a marathon, or those who've ran and are mulling over whether to run another one.
It really gives an insight into what each runner went through whilst training and even during the marathon... One guy stopping at an ice cream shop along the way and begging a member of the public to buy him an icecream.
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Sarah Longfield
Reviewed: 24 September 2007

ENJOYABLE

An enjoyable book with good description of what to expect from your first marathon.
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adi123
Reviewed: 16 April 2006

AN ENJOYABLE READ, WITH SOME GREAT HISTORY LESSONS

Personable style, each of the marathon runners had their own very individual story to tell some of amazing triumph, some of hard work, some of challenges against prejudice and some of stepping out of the ordinary for a while.
A good read, fills in some interesting marathon history. leaves you dying to pull on your trainers and hit the road.
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