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Runners on Running

Runners on Running


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    Runners on Running is the ultimate anthology of inspirational stories, humorous accounts, and pivotal moments in the sport. This one-of-a-kind collection includes over 30 unforgettable stories from the most acclaimed writers in running:

    • John Brant

    • Kenny Moore

    • Amby Burfoot

    • Kathrine Switzer

    • Don Kardong

    • Marla Runyan and Sally Jenkins

    • Frank Murphy

    • Pam Reed

    • Marc Bloom

    • Hal Higdon

    • Roger Hart

    • Rachel Toor

    • And More!

    The pieces encompass the full range of the running experience, from motivation to frustration to exhilaration. The stories brilliantly capture the essence of the sport.

    For anyone who loves running, Runners on Running is a captivating and essential read.

    Table of Contents

    George Sheehan

    Roger Hart

    One Runner’s Beginnings
    Rachel Toor

    Hal Higdon

    My Old Buick
    Don Kardong

    Leslie Heywood

    White Men Can’t Run
    Amby Burfoot

    Evolution of Intelligent Running Ape People
    Bernd Heinrich

    I Don’t Like to Run Long Distances
    Pam Reed

    The Outer Limits/Running Into the Abyss
    Steve Scott With Marc Bloom

    The Bridge
    Frank Murphy

    Running for Their Lives
    Gary Smith

    Lornah and Her Camp for Girls
    Lori Shontz

    The Man
    Kenny Moore

    Running With Ghosts
    Mark Wukas

    Four-Minute Mile
    Roger Bannister

    Get the Hell Out of My Race and Give Me Those Numbers!
    Kathrine Switzer

    Me and Julio Down by the School Yard
    Marc Bloom

    Dream Mile
    Marty Liquori and Skip Myslenski

    Duel in the Sun
    John Brant

    Mary vs. the Soviets
    Frank Murphy

    Chasing Justice
    Kenny Moore

    The Brotherhood
    Richard Elliott

    Someone to Run With
    Sara Corbett

    Team Hoyt Starts Again
    John Brant

    The Battle of a Lifetime
    Norman Harris

    Through the Tunnel
    Joan Benoit Samuelson With Sally Baker

    But Only on Sunday: Ron Clarke
    Kenny Moore

    One One-Hundredth of a Second
    Marla Runyan With Sally Jenkins

    The American Dreamer
    Dave Kuehls

    In Pre’s Footsteps
    Don Kardong

    Toughest Miler Ever
    Woody Woodburn

    About the Editor

    Rich Elliott competed at Kansas University from 1968 to 1972, qualifying for the NCAA Division I national meets in both track and cross country. In 1971, he was the Big Eight Conference three-mile champion.

    In 1976, Elliott was named Illinois Distance Coach of the Year while working at Willowbrook High School. He moved to Deerfield High School in 1977 and was an assistant coach with the state cross country championship team before becoming the program’s head coach for both cross country and track. Elliott coached at the high-school level for 12 years, producing a pair of All-Americans and several all-state athletes. During this time he also wrote The Competitive Edge: Mental Preparation for Distance Running, a book that Track and Field News magazine called “the best work on the subject” and “a modern classic.”

    Elliott then worked for many years in educational publishing as a textbook editor and technology producer. He returned to coaching from 2008 to 2010 to head the men’s and women’s cross country teams at Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois. He is now a freelance writer and editor.

    Elliott lives in Winnetka, Illinois, with his wife and three children.

    Sample Content

     Rich Elliot talks about the stories in Runners on Running  Rich Elliott discusses Runners on Running  Rich Elliott talks about his decision to write Runners on Running and the challenges he faced  Rich Elliott talks about his heroes and what he believes makes running great