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Staying The Course: A Runner’s Toughest Race
by Dick Beardsley and Maureen Anderson
University of Minnesota Press, 2004
Cloth: 978-0-8166-3758-4 | Paper: 978-0-8166-3759-1
Library of Congress Classification GV1061.15.B44A3 2002
Dewey Decimal Classification 796.4252092

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
For a moment Dick Beardsley became the most famous runner in the world by losing a race. In the 1982 Boston Marathon, Beardsley, foiled by a motorcycle that cut him off, finished two seconds behind Alberto Salazar in one of the most memorable contests in marathon history. Staying the Course recounts that race and the difficult years that followed, including his recovery from a near-fatal farm accident, his subsequent addiction to painkillers, and a public arrest for forging prescriptions. His story of overcoming obstacles speaks to anyone who loves competition, who has survived catastrophe, or who has pursued a seemingly impossible goal.

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