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Runners & Other Dreamers

Parker , John L. Jr

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ISBN 10: 0915297051 / ISBN 13: 9780915297054
Published by Cedarwinds Publishing Company, Tallahassee FL, 1989
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Signed with long inscription and dated by author. 178 pp.collection of runners stories. rare signature by one of the alltime great runner writers. Bookseller Inventory # 19462

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Title: Runners & Other Dreamers

Publisher: Cedarwinds Publishing Company, Tallahassee FL

Publication Date: 1989

Book Condition:Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition.

Book Type: Softcover

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Parker's writing is as powerful as ever in this entrancing non-fiction collection of profile and essays.

What really made Jim Ryun tick? Why did Jim Fixx really die? What is the Cinnamon Bun Theory and what does it have to do with Pat Porter, high altitude sickness, and four national cross country championships?

Readers will find the answers to such questions and a great deal more in his latest work.

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. Incisive essays on The place of sports in the post-industrial age, Comebacks, The Aging Athlete, and Missing the Poetry, all from his highly regarded Ultrasport columns. Lighter moments like The Great Dragon Run, The TeeVee Olympics, Training in Greece, and Getting Beaten by a Woman.

About the Author:

John L. Parker, Jr. has been writing about runners and running since his competitive days as a member of the early Florida Track Club. His novel, Once a Runner, first published in 1978, has become a cult classic among runners.

The first edition of Heart Monitor Training for the Compleat Idiot was widely hailed as the first clear and cogent explanation of heart monitor training for runners. In 1996 using the training principles in this book, Parker finished the 100th running of the Boston Marathon, at age 50, in 2:58:45.As a masters triathlete, he has been ranked nationally, and has completed an Olympic distance triathlon in 2:09:15.

Parker has written for Runner's World, Running Times, The Runner, Ultrasport, Outside, and other magazines. He lives in Tallahassee, Florida.

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