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Boston Marathon : the first century of the world's premier running event

Author: Tom Derderian
Publisher: Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offering a complete history of the race - from the dirt-scratched starting line of the first marathon in 1897 to the electronic start of the 1995 race, this text reports on the results from each year  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Derderian
ISBN: 0880114797 9780880114790
OCLC Number: 33160969
Description: xxvi, 635 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 23 cm
Contents: Forewords / Joan Benoit Samuelson and Bill Rodgers --
Why They Come Back to Boston --
Ch. 1. 1897-1909 The First Marathon Runners --
Ch. 2. 1910-1919 The Great War Decade --
Ch. 3. 1920-1929 The Running Twenties --
Ch. 4. 1930-1939 The Depression Years --
Ch. 5. 1940-1949 More War Years --
Ch. 6. 1950-1959 No More Plodders --
Ch. 7. 1960-1969 Times They Are A-Changin' --
Ch. 8. 1970-1979 The Boom Years --
Ch. 9. 1980-1989 The Last Amateurs, The New Professionals --
Ch. 10. 1990-1995 New World Order? --
Why They Will Always Come Back to Boston --
Appendix A: Boston Marathon Winners --
Appendix B: Runners' Affiliations.
Responsibility: Tom Derderian.
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