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Samenvatting Gets closer to this marathon than an avenue railbird, and it leaves impressions not fleeting, but lasting. Centering her narrative around the fabled running, Robbins captures all the intensity of the grand event, following the runners-both professional and amateur-along The Wall Street Journal raves: Robbins nails the race, painting a broad, impressionistic portrait of what I consider New York's greatest day. Toon meer Toon minder. Recensie s Robbins, a sportswriter for The New York Times, has packed her book with scrumptious details If the written word still has any force, then this book could take on talismanic power, like the medal or the Mylar cape that every finisher receives.
A Race Like No Other gets closer to this marathon than an avenue railbird, and it leaves impressions not fleeting, but lasting. Whether you're a runner or a couch potato, this will make you at the very least want to watch the marathon, armed with a sense of what each and every mile means to the thousands of competitors who run them.
You won't stop reading 'til they've crossed the finish line. Taking the race mile by mile, Robbins profiles each of the principal elite runners, including their training regimens and personal stories; describes each mile's particular features; limns a large cast of supporting characters, from an aid-station volunteer to a gospel choir that performs inspirational music for the marathoners on the eighth mile; and gives an good overview of how the event is organized.
Along the way, Robbins conveys an intimate sense of the physical demands the race places on the body, all the while building suspense-though we know the winners-that's the equal of a good action movie. A quality piece of journalism from start to finish. A Race Like No Other is a satisfying read for many reasons, not least because Robbins' writing is fluid and engaging, and she offers an unprecedented inside look at the storied event.
Liz Robbins has written a poignant, fast-paced profile of a world-class event that is more than just a sports story. It's a rare view behind the city scenes and an inspirational look into the souls of athletes - from the pros to the plodders - revealing why they are so driven and yet so human.
Book Review: A Race Like No Other | Runner's World
A heart-pounding read from start to finish. Thousand of personal stories drive runners to compete in New York each year. With the touch of a gifted storyteller, Liz Robbins brings to life the faces in the crowd, and draws the reader right into this amazing race. If you had no interest in 'running New York' beforehand, this book will definitely change your mind.
Parker, author of Once a Runner and Again to Carthage. Lees de eerste pagina's. Overige kenmerken Subtitel Feel the anxiety at the start in Staten Island. Listen to gospel choirs in Brooklyn and the accordion in Queens. Bask in the delirious sound tunnel of Manhattan's Upper East Side. Hit The Wall in the Bronx. And overcome agony in the last hilly miles before arriving in Central Park—exhausted yet exhilarated—at the finish line.
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