Friday, November 7, 2008

A Race Like No Other

A Race Like No Other: 26.2 Miles Through the Streets of New York A Race Like No Other: 26.2 Miles Through the Streets of New York by Liz Robbins

My review

rating: 3 of 5 stars
A lot of running books out there lately. This is my second one about a specific race; I read one about Boston earlier this year. Well written and fun to read - flipped around between the history of the race, the battles between the leaders of the mens and womens races, and some great stories of people running at different paces throughout the race. I's organized by mile, so you get a feel of what parts of the city the race winds through.

This made me realize a couple thing: I've never run a race where you get to follow a blue line painted on the road, and noone's ever handed me one of those shiny blankets at the finish line. Are those East Coast things? Or just BIG race things?

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Peter Lubbers said...

Big Sur has the space blankets, so I guess it is just a big race thing ;-)

slowrunner77 said...

Bizz had a few, CAL International has 'em...mostly big races, and probably only cool or cold weather ones.

SnowLeopard said...

I would also like a line to follow, and a blanket at the finish. But you know who would benefit the most from the line? Yep. Chris.

Turi Becker said...

No kidding. They should put those on trail runs for him. Awesome.