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Summary 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 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 afterwardsOne 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 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 2. I started off not liking this book The writing was choppy back and forth between different story lines and the characters themselves Salazar and Beardsley were not likable in the way that John Brant was portraying them The fierce competition and obsessive nature of the sport made them almost pathetic when they reached the level in their careers that they couldn t improve on their times and finishing positions I felt embarrassingly sorry for them The motiff of their shadows always being before them with the enemy looming just over their shoulder wove through the whole book Their shadows definitely caught up with them In the end the story was one of deeply flawed individuals who found redemption by embracing the reality of their darker side and opening themselves up The last line of the book shows Salazar joining Beardsley in his 12 marathon running into the morning sun with their shadows behind them Their shadows are still with them but they are unarmed They no longer instill dread and fear I almost didn t stick with this book I m glad I did

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Ey 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 Suires 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 be. This is a slightly biased review as I am a runner and wish to run the Boston marathon one day I enjoyed the in depth bio of Dick and Alberto I am calling them by their first names because I feel like their friends after having read this book This book portrays an honest view of people doing amazing things and humanizes them in a level that we can relate too A book worth reading if you are not a runner but a book you MUST read if you are a runner Her Small-Town Hero you are not a runner but a book Red Tail (Travis Trilogy you MUST read if Promises in Tumble Creek you are a runner

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3 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 rivalryInstead Beardsley soon began a descent into drug addiction that brought him perilously close to dying Salazar's decline was gradual his vigor slowly giving way to baffling symptoms that left him completely exhausted Brant's portraits of the painkiller addicted Beardsl. I love running books They are my version of a beach read Books about epic struggle Books about crazy dedication obsession to pushing oneself to greater achievements I did not know the story of the 82 marathon and Salazar and Beardsley I enjoyed learning about it


10 thoughts on “Duel in the Sun Alberto Salazar Dick Beardsley and America's Greatest Marathon

  1. says:

    I started off not liking this book The writing was choppy back and forth between different story lines and the characters themselves

  2. says:

    This is the story of probably the most epic marathon of all time Boston 1982 It is also a biography of the two frontrunners Alberto Salazar and Dick Beardsley their backgrounds what motivated them what they did a

  3. says:

    This was just ok for me I’m a big fan of books about running and this really was a phenomenal duel many years ago but than I wanted to know about it

  4. says:

    Best book I've read in a while Great story about the tolls of distance running mortality and humanizing even elite athletes

  5. says:

    I love running books They are my version of a beach read Books about epic struggle Books about crazy dedication obsession to pushing oneself to greater achievements I did not know the story of the '82 marathon and Salazar and Beard

  6. says:

    Not sure if I

  7. says:

    Very good running book that was actually three stories in one Two of the threads were the personal biographies of US Marathoners Alberto Salazar and Dick Beardsley Each of these guys had some pretty impactful events in their lives

  8. says:

    As I often find to be the case with sports books at first I thought this book to be poorly written overwrittencliched at parts In the end I guess I stopped noticing that though uick read and enjoyable Honestly I could imagine some who isn't into running liking this book since it wasn't just about the race or even mostly about the race but about the long term effects of the one race on both their lives Since 65% of my wak

  9. says:

    This is a slightly biased review as I am a runner and wish to run the Boston marathon one day I enjoyed the in depth bio of Dick and Alberto I am calling them by their first names because I feel like their friends after having read this book This book portrays an honest view of people doing amazing things and humanizes them in a le

  10. says:

    For anyone who has ever dreamed of or completed a marathonwith some great insight into what goes ON in the heads of elite athletes during a race This made me want to run Boston and meet both Dick Beardsley and Al

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