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Always the last pick for team sports because of his small stature, David McGillivray drove himself to excel at individual sports. When he was 16, he set himself up for the one "failure" that would motivate the rest of his life. He attempted to run in his first Boston Marathon - without training for the event. Not crossing the finish line could have been a crushing blow. Instead, he went on to complete 115 marathons and eventually to become the Boston Marathon's race director. At age 23, McGillivray completed his celebrated 3,452-mile run across the United States to raise money for cancer research. The story of his journey and what he learned about himself will give all readers a new understanding of how to prepare for and achieve success. McGillivray's many accomplishments will convince readers that virtually any goal is possible. This book will motivate them to overcome the mental obstacles that often keep dreams from becoming reality.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781594864223
ISBN-10: 1594864225
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 18mm)
Pages: 264
Imprint: Rodale Press
Publisher: Rodale Press
Publish Date: 27-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - David J. McGillivray

DAVID J. McGILLIVRAY is race director of the Boston Marathon. He has delivered more than 1,200 motivational speeches and, as president and founder of Dave McGillivray Sports Enterprises Inc. (DMSE), he has raised over $1 million for various charities. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts.LINDA GLASS FECHTER is a freelance writer who has worked for over 16 years with various charities and athletic organizations.