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by John L. Parker

Author: John L. Parker
Language: English
Publisher: Cedarwinds; First Edition edition (1983)
Pages: 106 pages
Category: No category
Rating: 4.8
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John L. Parker Jr. has written for Outside, Runner’s World, and numerous other publications.

John L. He was the Southeastern Conference mile champion three times, and the United States Track and Field Federation national champion in the steeplechase, and was the teammate of Olympians Frank Shorter, Jack Bacheler, and Jeff Galloway on several championship cross-country teams. A graduate of the University o John L. has written for Outside, Runner’s World, and numerous other publications

John L. took 30 years to write the sequel to his classic novel . Once a Runner was the first book I read when I was breaking through to the elite level," says Dathan Ritzenhein, a 10,000-meter runner. took 30 years to write the sequel to his classic novel Once a Runner. Then he almost died, spending 16 days in a near-coma. He along with his fictional hero, Quenton Cassidy, discovered, monumental quests can be tougher the second time. By Benjamin H. Cheever. It's truly Runners and Other Ghosts from the Trail," said Jerry, alluding to a collection of John's essays. We've heard from just about everyone he ever ran with. Once a Runner was the first book I read when I was breaking through to the elite level," says Dathan Ritzenhein, a 10,000-meter runner stepping up to the marathon who, at 24, wasn't born when the book was written.

Originally self-published in 1978, this book became a rite of passage for many runners. It is the story of Quenton, a collegiate runner whose lifelong dream is to run a four-minute mile. When he becomes involved in an anti-war protest, he is suspended from the track team.

It's a lot harder to find Parker essays on the web than I expected. I've got an old paper copy of something titled "Smoke and Mirrors", which I think is included in his book "Runners & Other Ghosts on the Trail" an endurance athlete must ultimately be a realist. Running does not impart invincibility. On the contrary, there is enough of a taste of death in a gut-searing interval workout to intimate very clearly your own mortality

The young man could see dim figures on the track even in this pale light, slowly pounding round and round on the most infinite of footpaths.

view Kindle eBook view Audible audiobook. The young man could see dim figures on the track even in this pale light, slowly pounding round and round on the most infinite of footpaths. There would be, he knew, plump, determined-looking women slogging along while fleshy knees quivered. They would occasionally brush damp hair fiercely from their eyes and dream of certain cruel and smiling emcees: bikinis, tennis with white-toothed males, wild tangos in the moonlight.

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This one is destined to become a cult classic like Once a Runner and Runners and Other Ghosts on the Trail. This collection of Parker's non-fiction pieces contains everything that originally appeared in the earlier Runners & Other Ghosts on the Trail plus much, much more. Profiles on Jim Ryun, Pat Porter, Barry Brown, Frank Shorter and others.

Электронная книга "Once a Runner: A Novel", John L. Parker. Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iOS. Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "Once. Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "Once a Runner: A Novel" для чтения в офлайн-режиме.

Also by John L. Parker, Jr. Again to Carthage Runners & Other Dreamers Marty Liquori’s Guide for the Elite Runner . The young man could see dim figures on the track even in this pale light, slowly pounding round and round the most infinite of footpaths.

Parker OnceaRunner i-276 3p jdh. There would be, he knew, plump, determinedlooking women slogging along while fleshy knees quivered. They would occasionally brush damp hair fiercely from their eyes and dream of certain cruel and smiling emcees: bikinis, ribboncuttings, and the like.

Hardcover - 1983