Download PDF Book Online Duel In The Sun: Alberto Salazar, Dick Beardsley, And America’s Greatest Marathon For Free

By   November 20, 2017
Duel in the Sun: Alberto Salazar, Dick Beardsley, and America's Greatest Marathon
Duel in the Sun: Alberto Salazar, Dick Beardsley, and America’s Greatest Marathon4.02/104 users
Title :
Duel in the Sun: Alberto Salazar, Dick Beardsley, and America’s Greatest Marathon
ISBN : 1594862621
Release : 01 January 2016
Format Type :
Language :
Pages : Pages

 Overview of Duel in the Sun: Alberto Salazar, Dick Beardsley, and America’s Greatest Marathon

Synopsis Of Duel in the Sun: Alberto Salazar, Dick Beardsley, and America’s Greatest Marathon: John Brant re-creates the tense drama of the 1982 Boston Marathon—and the powerful forces of fate that drove these two athletes in the years afterwards
“One was a humble farm boy from Minnesota. The other was the most electrifying distance runner of his time. In 1982, they battled stride for stride for more than two hours in the most thrilling Boston Maraton ever run. Then the drama really began. . . .” Thus John Brant sets the stage for the epic race that took place 23 years ago between Alberto Salazar and Dick Beardsley. Since Beardsley was only 26 and Salazar 23 at the time, everyone assumed that this would be the start of a long and glorious rivalry.

Instead Beardsley soon began a descent into drug addiction that brought him perilously close to dying. Salazar’s decline was more gradual, his vigor slowly giving way to baffling symptoms that left him completely exhausted. Brant’s portraits of the painkiller-addicted Beardsley and the depression-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 Squires, Beardsley’s 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.

Searching Term : Reads Free Duel in the Sun: Alberto Salazar, Dick Beardsley, and America’s Greatest Marathon, Download eBooks Duel in the Sun: Alberto Salazar, Dick Beardsley, and America’s Greatest Marathon, Read books online free Duel in the Sun: Alberto Salazar, Dick Beardsley, and America’s Greatest Marathon, Download free eBooks Duel in the Sun: Alberto Salazar, Dick Beardsley, and America’s Greatest Marathon to your Kindle, iPad/iPhone, computer, smart phone or ereader , Where to Download Duel in the Sun: Alberto Salazar, Dick Beardsley, and America’s Greatest Marathon Full Ebook ?, Duel in the Sun: Alberto Salazar, Dick Beardsley, and America’s Greatest Marathon lets you read your favorite books.


Author of Duel in the Sun: Alberto Salazar, Dick Beardsley, and America’s Greatest Marathon

John Brant


 Similar Ebooks

Bowerman and the Men of Oregon: The Story of Oregon’s Legendary Coach and Nike’s Co-founder

Bowerman and the Men of Oregon: The Story of Oregon’s Legendary Coach and Nike’s Co-founder Bowerman and the Men of Oregon: The Story of Oregon’s Legendary Coach and Nike’s Co-founder 4.16 / 10 by 1,612 users

Running with the Buffaloes: A Season Inside with Mark Wetmore, Adam Goucher, and the University of Colorado Men’s Cross-Country Team

Running with the Buffaloes: A Season Inside with Mark Wetmore, Adam Goucher, and the University of Colorado Men’s Cross-Country Team Running with the Buffaloes: A Season Inside with Mark Wetmore, Adam Goucher, and the University of Colorado Men’s Cross-Country Team 4.16 / 10 by 2,981 users

Again to Carthage

Again to Carthage Again to Carthage 3.94 / 10 by 1,958 users

Pre: The Story of America’s Greatest Running Legend, Steve Prefontaine

Pre: The Story of America’s Greatest Running Legend, Steve Prefontaine Pre: The Story of America’s Greatest Running Legend, Steve Prefontaine 4 / 10 by 2,476 users

The Runner’s Guide to the Meaning of Life: What 35 Years of Running Have Taught Me About Winning, Losing, Happiness, Humility, and the Human Heart

The Runner’s Guide to the Meaning of Life: What 35 Years of Running Have Taught Me About Winning, Losing, Happiness, Humility, and the Human Heart The Runner’s Guide to the Meaning of Life: What 35 Years of Running Have Taught Me About Winning, Losing, Happiness, Humility, and the Human Heart 3.84 / 10 by 790 users

Marathon Woman: Running the Race to Revolutionize Women’s Sports

Marathon Woman: Running the Race to Revolutionize Women’s Sports Marathon Woman: Running the Race to Revolutionize Women’s Sports 4.13 / 10 by 1,117 users

14 Minutes: A Running Legend’s Life and Death and Life

14 Minutes: A Running Legend’s Life and Death and Life 14 Minutes: A Running Legend’s Life and Death and Life 3.63 / 10 by 731 users

The Perfect Mile: Three Athletes, One Goal, and Less Than Four Minutes to Achieve It

The Perfect Mile: Three Athletes, One Goal, and Less Than Four Minutes to Achieve It The Perfect Mile: Three Athletes, One Goal, and Less Than Four Minutes to Achieve It 4.13 / 10 by 5,780 users

Run to Overcome: The Inspiring Story of an American Champion’s Long-Distance Quest to Achieve a Big Dream

Run to Overcome: The Inspiring Story of an American Champion’s Long-Distance Quest to Achieve a Big Dream Run to Overcome: The Inspiring Story of an American Champion’s Long-Distance Quest to Achieve a Big Dream 3.93 / 10 by 814 users

My Life on the Run: The Wit, Wisdom, and Insights of a Road Racing Icon

My Life on the Run: The Wit, Wisdom, and Insights of a Road Racing Icon My Life on the Run: The Wit, Wisdom, and Insights of a Road Racing Icon 3.93 / 10 by 2,080 users

Lore of Running

Lore of Running Lore of Running 4.16 / 10 by 1,383 users

The Runner’s Literary Companion: Great Stories and Poems About Running

The Runner’s Literary Companion: Great Stories and Poems About Running The Runner’s Literary Companion: Great Stories and Poems About Running 3.67 / 10 by 138 users


Category: Uncategorized