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Once a Runner
Author: John L. Parker

ISBN: 9781416597896
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1 April 2010
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 11.7 x 21.2 x 1.9
ONCE A RUNNER IS AN INSPIRING, FUNNY, AND SPOT-ON TALE of one man's quest to become a champion. Originally self-published in 1978 and sold at road races out of the trunk of the author's car, the book eventually found its way into the hands of high school, college, and postgraduate athletes all over the country. Reading it became a rite of passage on many teams and tattered copies were handed down like sacred texts from generation to generation. Once a Runner captures the essence of what it means to be a competitive runner, to devote your entire existence to a single-minded pursuit of excellence. In doing so, it has become one of the most beloved sports novels ever published.

About the Author

John L. Parker, Jr. has written for Outside, Runner's World, and numerous other publications. He was the South-eastern Conference mile champion three times, and the United States Track and Field Federation national champion in the steeplechase, and was the team-mate of Olympians Frank Shorter, Jack Bacheler, and Jeff Galloway on several championship cross-country teams. A graduate of the University of Florida's College of Journalism as well as its College...

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