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Inhaltsangabe zu "The Marine Corps Marathon"
The book is written from the heart and by those who have a personal connection to the race, the race directors and runners. It represents an indispensable piece of literature for runners and spectators.
What makes this race so special is that the organization of the marathon is
treated like a military maneuver and the race course becomes the battle site.
The experience of planning and structuring military tasks helps the Marine Corps to perfectly organize this event.
More than 330,000 runners have crossed the finish line since 1976. Their
stories are captured within these pages: including their joy and triumph, as
well as their mental and physical pain, which they endured while covering
26.2 miles. To support the text, this book includes a collection of pictures
dating as far back as 1976. There are top athletes who run alongside
amateur runners, as well as celebrities, such as Oprah Winfrey. The
appendices are an extensive collection of race statistical facts and top
The heart of the race is in the heart of the runners.