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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (349 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Liz Robbins Narrator: Chris Fogg Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The New York City Marathon: 26.2 grueling miles across five bridges and through five distinct boroughs, accompanied by the cheers of two million fans and propelled by the unique motivation that churns inside every participant.

New York Times reporter Liz Robbins brings the famed New York City Marathon to life, capturing the day's festivities mile by mile. She tells the stories of the determined competitors - from their friendships and rivalries to their adversity and redemption - through the prism of the unforgettable 2007 race. Infused with rich history of the event's legends and its colorful neighborhood characters, A Race Like No Other provides a curbside seat to the first Sunday in November, breathlessly carrying the reader from the start on the towering Verrazano-Narrows Bridge to the triumphant finish line in Central Park.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sue | 2/11/2014

    " This was a fun book to read. I liked it a lot "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mriopell | 1/24/2014

    " Pretty good book. Kind of like a print version of "Spirit of the Marathon." Didn't make me want to run one any more or less. I felt like it probably bragged about the NYC race a little bit too much at the expense of Chicago and Boston, but this book wasn't supposed to be about marathoning, it was specifically about the NYC Marathon. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Melissa | 1/22/2014

    " I love reading books about personal journeys and this one fits the bill. The author follows several runners in the 2007 New York City Marathon, including elites like Paula Radcliffe. The most moving profiles are about the recovering alcoholic mom, the young man who beat cancer, and the countless New Yorkers who volunteer every year on race day. Fantastic read and you don't have to be an runner to "get it". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Michel B. | 1/17/2014

    " Quite compelling. Thought I'd be bored reading about just one marathon but this book was well written (one exception) and cleverly done. You get a bit of everything - history of the race, description of the course, bios of the elite runners as well as everyday folks with their compelling stories. Quite an enjoyable read. My one problem: some of the elements/facts are repeated in the book.... It gave me the impression that perhaps this book started as a series of newspaper or magazine articles that were then collated. Double-checked the forward, back cover ,etc but there's no mention. This irked me a bit..... "

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