26.2: Marathon Stories

Kathrine Switzer Roger Robinson

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26.2: Marathon Stories

Marathon Stories Marathon Stories by Katherine Switzer and Roger Robinson is an unprecedented visual and literary tour of the marathon throughout historyThe marathon is the most popular independent athletic event

  • Title: 26.2: Marathon Stories
  • Author: Kathrine Switzer Roger Robinson
  • ISBN: 9781594863301
  • Page: 500
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 26.2 Marathon Stories by Katherine Switzer and Roger Robinson is an unprecedented visual and literary tour of the marathon throughout historyThe marathon is the most popular independent athletic event in the world, with over a million people set to enter one this year and another 50 million cheering them on from the sidelines This glorious volume is the first book to set26.2 Marathon Stories by Katherine Switzer and Roger Robinson is an unprecedented visual and literary tour of the marathon throughout historyThe marathon is the most popular independent athletic event in the world, with over a million people set to enter one this year and another 50 million cheering them on from the sidelines This glorious volume is the first book to set the marathon on the large world stage and examine the historic and universal appeal of this ultimate individual challenge.Hundreds of powerful images by such renowned photographers as Helmut Newton and Susan Meiselas, along with personal reminiscences from many well known marathoners, capture the endless hours of practice and the overwhelming rush of emotion at crossing the finish line Examining the marathon through the lenses of history, philosophy, sociology, athletics, pop culture, fashion, and science, the book salutes the determination and courage of those who willingly push themselves to test their personal best.

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    One thought on “26.2: Marathon Stories

    1. Ashley on said:

      A very interesting & all inclusive quick read on the history of the marathon. Very well done. The pictures perfectly summed up a spirit of the sport.

    2. Steph on said:

      Needed a little brain detox after finishing An Untamed State. This fit the bill perfectly, entertaining enough without being taxing. Did not return my running mojo though :/

    3. Danielle on said:

      This book wasn't what I was expecting, but I still liked it. I thought it was going to be a compilation of first-person accounts of marathon running (The "Marathon Stories" sub-title gave that impression). But, it turned out to just be a celebration of marathon running in words and lots of nice photos. The writing is quite good, and if you're a distance runner, you'll definitely be nodding in agreement through most of the book. I particularly liked the brief history of the marathon race (both an [...]

    4. Abby on said:

      I ordered this after completing my first half and feeling completely inspired. Although it didn't turn out to be the type of book I was expecting, it didn't disappoint. A beautiful coffee table book, full of amazing pictures from marathons around the world. Each of the 26.2 chapters covered several hot topics for runners such as the history of the marathon, gear, souvenirs, and the dedication it takes to not just complete the race but to begin training. I learned some new things I didn't know. E [...]

    5. Erin on said:

      A very, very cool book- part photo essay, part history of the marathon and all things associated with the sport. Inspiring for anyone-- non-marathoners included. I read this as a way to get excited about my second marathon. I'll eventually buy this as a coffee table book :) Even if you don't like running or think marathoning is bizarre, you can get something out of this book. It's very inspiring talk about inspiring, look who the editor is!

    6. TK on said:

      I read this book in the weeks leading up to running my first ever marathon, and it was totally inspiring. It also schooled me on the history of the sport, enough so that I understood the athletic tradition I was about to step into. Then, I re-read it with new understanding and appreciation after I completed my first marathon. This is a perfect gift book for anyone who has run their first (or last) marathon.

    7. Wesley Gade on said:

      Completely unreadable and somewhat misleading.Was expecting anecdotes throughout history, instead its a book of terrible pictures (which is pretty inexcusable considering that half the book is picture), and some sort of off beat narrative?I don't know, couldn't follow and frankly the font and sizing is completely awful, the whole layout really.Looks like someone was just trying to cash in on the running craze, which is sad given the big names attached to the book.

    8. Lesley Looper on said:

      I enjoyed this book, which covered a number of aspects of running marathons, from the history of the marathon, to running gear, to the emotions involved. I also liked the photographs, which where colorful and sometimes informative. It was a fast read, and as well as good inspiration for my marathon training.

    9. Carly Ellen Kramer on said:

      The chapters in this book skipped around a lot; at times this made the book feel delightfully fast paced, but at times it was distracting. Aside from that, 26.2: Marathon Stories is full of motivating stories and interesting photographs. I'd recommend this book to anyone considering training for their own 26.2!

    10. Cherie on said:

      B+ This book, comprised mainly of photographs and some stories of runners, offers some historical and otherwise interesting information about marathoning. Some of the text was boring and male-centric/US-centric, but it was good other than that. Yay running! Get this for your marathoning friends!

    11. Robert on said:

      Great book for anyone with the interest in running. Honestly think the pictures were what made the book. It provided short easy-read blurbs on the history of marathons, and different angles that are involved with long distance running (prep work, the fans, etc.). Good stuff.

    12. Dhali on said:

      Wonderful book: gorgeous 'photos, great stories, memorable quotes. A celebration of last the marathon I ran and inspiration to start training for the next one!

    13. Glenn on said:

      This is a nice inspirational book with lots of pictures of marathons. I've been considering training for a marathon and this book is definitely nudging me in that direction.

    14. Caroline on said:

      Really interesting to learn about the history of the race (and how the .2 mile ended up in the mix). Pretty inspiring too. We'll see whether I can get through a half before I try a full though.

    15. Jeremy Elias on said:

      This was a great book to read after my first marathon and during training for more. It captures the journey of training and running the race well. Poetic and sincere. Great illustrations too.

    16. Crista Roa on said:

      This made for some great inspirational reading many a plane ridecially to the Eugene Marathon. Thanks Cherie!

    17. Danielle on said:

      Not so much stories but gorgeous photos and a brief history of how the marathon came to be.

    18. colleen on said:

      provides a great history of the marathon and amazing photographs.

    19. Tryna on said:

      I loved how fast this book went, and the pictures were wonderful. Very inspiring for a first time marathoner!

    20. Chris on said:

      I liked it, it wasn't exactly what I was looking for in a book, it was more like a coffee table book with various marathon TidBITS in it.

    21. JDK1962 on said:

      Very enjoyable. If you enjoy distance running, you'll probably enjoy this slice of both distant and recent history.

    22. Kristin on said:

      This was an extremely kind gift from a running friend, and a fun, quick introduction to the marathon.

    23. Jennifer on said:

      The pictures are pretty good. About half of the reading is interesting.

    24. PremiereBrian on said:

      interesting stories and history of the marathon and marathoners, with great photography.

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