By Michael Connelly

117 years Strong…and Counting!

This all-new version, which follows the Boston Marathon into the twenty first century and during the tragedy of the 2013 race, is a colourful and relocating portrait of what it appears like to run the world’s oldest annual marathon, escorting the reader throughout the earlier, current, and vibrant way forward for the race.

26.2 Miles to Boston is a wealthy, shiny, and encouraging background of the Boston Marathon and of the boys and girls of various skills whose struggles and triumphs have coloured this old occasion for over a century.

From suburban Hopkinton, Massachusetts, to the guts of metropolitan Boston, the writer takes readers in the course of the mile-by-mile points of interest, sounds, and traditions that make the race what it really is.

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