Description - Once a Runner by John L. Parker
The 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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(210mm x 140mm x mm)
Publisher: Murdoch Books
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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.