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Marathon Man

Author : William Goldman
ISBN : 9781453292006
Genre : Fiction
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A Nazi conspiracy in the heart of modern-day Manhattan—the blockbuster New York Times bestseller that became the classic film thriller. At Columbia University, Thomas “Babe” Levy, a postgrad history student and aspiring marathon runner, is working to clear his late father’s name after the scandal of his suicide, triggered by the McCarthy hearings and accusations of Communist affiliations. In Paraguay, Dr. Christian Szell, former Nazi dentist and protégé of Josef Mengele, has been in exile for decades. Infamous as the “White Angel of Auschwitz,” he’s leaving his South American sanctuary to smuggle a fortune in gems out of New York City. Meanwhile, in London’s Kensington Gardens, an international assassin known only as Scylla has completed a hit. A man with too many secrets and twice as many enemies, Scylla has become a target himself, with only one place left to turn. Then, when Babe’s revered older brother, Doc, pays him a fateful and unexpected visit, it sets in motion a chain of events plunging Babe into a paranoid nightmare of family betrayal, international conspiracy, and the dark crimes of history. Now, the marathon man is running for his life, and closer to answering a single cryptic and terrifying question: “Is it safe?” William Goldman’s Marathon Man was adapted by the author for the award-winning 1976 film starring Dustin Hoffman and Laurence Olivier. Upon its publication, the Washington Post called it “one of the best novels of the year,” and it remains a powerful, horrifying read. In the words of #1 New York Times–bestselling author Harlan Coben: “I found myself racing through it. You could have put a gun to my head, and I wouldn’t have been able to put [Marathon Man] down.” This ebook features a biography of William Goldman.
Category: Fiction

Marathon Man

Author : Rob Young
ISBN : 9781471152894
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Marathon Man is a truly remarkable book that will inspire all who read it to know that they can take on the biggest challenges in their lives and overcome them. It all began when Rob's fiancee, exasperated as he sat slumped in front of the television watching the London marathon, bet him 20p that he'd never complete even one such race. Watching the 40,000 competitors as they raised over £53 million for charity, Rob decided to take things a little bit further. Despite never having run a marathon before, he set out to achieve an astonishing new record: he would run more than 365 marathons in a year. So it was that Marathon Man UK was born. This book not only tells the incredible story of Young's quest, during which he broke numerous world records, but also provides vital lessons in how to motivate yourself to achieve your goals and essential tips (learned the very hard way) in how to run and keep on going. He takes the reader on a vivid journey through some of the most beautiful scenery, as they join him in some of the toughest marathons and ultra-marathons in the UK. After suffering horrendous abuse as a child, Young has developed a determination that few can match. It enabled him to complete 370 marathons in the year and to win the Race Across USA (competing with a group of elite marathon-runners) by 30 hours. As Paula Radcliffe commented: 'This is amazing!' Marathon Man shows exactly why and how he achieved it.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Marathon Man

Author : Bill Rodgers
ISBN : 9781250021151
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The legendary long-distance runner details his historic victory in the 1975 Boston Marathon that launched the modern running boom Within a span of two hours and nine minutes, Bill Rodgers went from obscurity to legend, from Bill Rodgers to "Boston Billy." In doing so, he instantly became the people's champ and the poster boy for the soulful 1970s distance runner. Having won the Boston Marathon and New York Marathon four times each, he remains the only marathoner to have appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated twice. Winning the Holy Grail of marathons in an unthinkable record time changed Bill's life forever. But his dramatic breakthrough in Boston also changed the lives of countless others, instilling in other American runners the belief that they could follow in his footsteps, and inspiring thousands of regular people to lace up their shoes and chase down their own dreams. In the year before Rodger's victory at the 1975 Boston Marathon, 20,000 people had completed a marathon in the United States. By 2009, participants reached nearly half a million. Thirty-seven years later Bill Rodgers still possesses the same warm, endearing, and whimsical spirit that turned him into one of America's most beloved athletes. In Marathon Man he details for the first time this historic race and the events that led him there.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Memories Of A Marathon Man

Author : Jim Manford
ISBN : 9781291420449
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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At 65 and with 150 marathons already completed, most people would be ready to put their feet up and relax. Jim Manford set off instead to run another 50 marathons within the next 2 years to achieve his twin targets of running 200 marathons in 20 different countries. This is the story of how he reached these targets.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Marathon Man

Author : Eddie Izzard
ISBN : 1408702819
Genre : Great Britain
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On 27 July 2009 Eddie Izzard set off on an incredible journey round Britain. With just a few weeks of preparation - and a lot of determination - he ran an astonishing 43 marathons in 51 days, covering more than 1,100 miles. In his first book for twelve years, Eddie Izzard describes what inspired him to run, and what drove him to keep going. He also offers an entertaining and typically idiosyncratic account of the places he ran through. His journey was also an opportunity to reflect on his experiences to date, and his hopes for the future, and as he runs round the country, the places and people he encounters trigger memories of his childhood and his early days as a struggling stand up. The result is a hugely entertaining account of his incredible journey round Britain that also provides an intriguing insight into one of the world's greatest comedians.
Category: Great Britain

Marathon Man

Author : Photo Captures of Men Books
ISBN : 0368772020
Genre : Social Science
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This Candid photo journal captures men pushing themselves to the limit.
Category: Social Science

Marathon Man

Author : Gary Undercuffler
ISBN : 1683298381
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Spiridon Louis ran many marathons

Marathon Man

Author : Maria Soledad Redin
ISBN : OCLC:41880828
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Short Fat Chick To Marathon Runner

Author : Gareth Brown
ISBN : 9780730400943
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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When celebrated radio personality and columnist Kerre Woodham found herself forty, overweight and depressed she faced two choices - do nothing and probably not make it to fifty or do something and get her life back. Fortunately for all of us, and especially those women who like to eat and dress well, she decided to fight back. Leaving kilos of herself and two bra sizes behind 'somewhere in the Waitakeres' she embarked on a fitness and training regime, with a goal to complete the Auckland marathon. to the laugh out loud delight and support of her readers and listeners, she battled her way to fitness and achieved her goal - then decided that she didn't want to stop. With the 2008 New York marathon in her sights, Short Fat Chick documents her life changing decision to get fit and stay fit, eat what she wants and still wear a size 12 dress. With insightful comments and fitness and training tips from her personal trainer, Gaz Brown, Kerre tells it like it is and takes the reader on a journey of self discovery and self discipline we can all admire and emulate.
Category: Sports & Recreation