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The Madman, The Marathoner 2nd Edition

Nonfiction, Biography - Book Dimensions: 6x9 inches Pages: 328


By Juanita Tischendorf

Don McNelly has run 713 marathons.... The normal marathoner runs in two marathons per year. To match Don, a marathoner would have to run fifty-nine years doing one marathon per month....

He is the world record holder for the number of marathons completed over the age of eighty. In 1969, he began his long-distance running career in an effort to lose weight after a college friend died of a heart attack. Since then, Don has run in every state and every province in Canada. And true to the meaning of his name, 'ruler of the world,' he has run in France, England, Germany, Portugal, Thailand, Holland, Italy, Argentina, Antarctica, Norway, Mexico, and Japan. In one year alone he completed twenty-seven marathons! 

The Madman and the Marathon sums up this incredible man's running history, painting vivid and inspiring pictures of race days-including what it looks (and smells) like when sixteen men pack into two vans and relay across the country-and answering questions that aspiring runners have always wanted to know about what it takes to go the distance. This release covers his passing in 2017.

Product Details

ISBN:  13:978-161566-594-5 (Paperback) - $20.00

ISBN:       978 1 61566 594 5 (Hardcover)  $30.00

Publisher: Tate Publishing & Enterprises, L.L.C.

Publication date: 04/20/2010

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