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The Looniness of the Long Distance Runner By Russell F. Taylor

The Looniness of the Long Distance Runner
by Russell F. Taylor

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The Looniness of the Long Distance Runner: An Unfit Londoner's Attempt to Run the New York City Marathon from Scratch by Russell F. Taylor

The Looniness of the Long Distance Runner is one comparatively unfit 39-year-old Londoner's humorous account of his attempt to run the New York marathon from scratch. Inspired by the charity running of his friends, Russell Taylor decided to spare himself the post-event trauma of trying to extract money from reluctant sponsors by writing this book and donating the proceeds to charity instead. This account follows our intrepid runner from the treadmills of a north London gym to the mean streets of Manhattan as we discover what lurks within the breast of the endurance athlete: an unreasonable hatred of his fellow runners (except nubile females of the species), a contempt for the idiocy of stadium announcers and a strange fear of spectators inanely shouting, "Keep going," by way of encouragement. Written with panache and self-deprecating humour, this is ideal entertainment for anyone who has ever run any distance on their own two legs.

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About Russell F. Taylor


Russell Taylor is the copy-writing arm of the partnership that produces the "Alex" cartoon strip in The Daily Telegraph. He likes his sport but until this challenge not quite enough to get him out of the pub and into a gym. He lives in Muswell Hill, north London. In addition to the annual collection of Alex cartoons, he has also written books on Russia and the City of London.

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The Looniness of the Long Distance Runner: An Unfit Londoner's Attempt to Run the New York City Marathon from Scratch by Russell F. Taylor
Russell F. Taylor
Used - Good
Paperback
Welbeck Publishing Group
2003-01-06
224
0233050817
9780233050812
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The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.