Once a Runner
By (author) John L. Parker
Once a Runner by John L. Parker
Book DescriptionThe best novel about running ever written. Runner's World By far the most accurate fictional portrayal of the world of the serious runner . a marvellous description of the way it really is. Sports Illustrated Quenton Cassidy, a collegiate runner, gives up everything and moves to a cabin in the woods where he subjects himself to a brutal training regimen in a quest to become a world champion miler. Under the rigorous coaching of Bruce Denton, a former Olympic gold medallist, Quenton plans to compete against the best miler in the world. Within Quenton's journey of unflinching determination to win, Parker captures in this work of fiction the very essence of what it means to be a competitive runner, and it has gone on to become the most beloved novel about the sport ever published.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781741963106
(210mm x 140mm x mm)
Imprint: Murdoch Books
Publisher: Murdoch Books
Publish Date: 25-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: Australia
Books By Author John L. Parker
Racing the Rain, Paperback (September 2016)
From the author of the bestselling Once a Runner comes the prequel, the story of a world-class athlete coming of age in the 1950s and '60s on Florida's Gold Coast.
Once a Runner, Paperback (August 2015)
Originally self-published in 1978, Once a Runnerhas become one of the most beloved sports novels ever published.
Again to Carthage, Paperback (October 2010)» View all books by John L. Parker
The eagerly-awaited paperback release of the sequel to the bestselling phenomenon Once a Runner.
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Author Biography - John L. Parker
John L. Parker, Jr has written for Outside, Runner's World, Running Times, and numerous other publications in the United States. He was the Southeaster Conference mile champion three times, and the United States Track and Field Federation national champion in the steeplechase. Parker has been a practicing lawyer, a newspaper reporter and columnist, a speech writer for then Governor Bob Graham, an editor and a publisher. In 2007, Again to Carthage, the sequel to Once a Runner, sold out in the United States in three weeks. Parker is now working on the prequel, Cold Island Blues. He lives in Gainesville, Florida, and Bar Harbor, Maine.
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