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NER’s Tom Derderian Out With New Boston Marathon Book

Meet
The Boston Marathon
Author

Tom
Derderian

At
Book
Signings in April

 

 

Fans will have a chance to meet author
Tom Derderian at four book
signings that he will conduct in the area in
April.  He will be signing copies
of his new book, The
Boston Marathon: A
Celebration of America’s Greatest Race

 

When:
Thursday,
April 10th, at 7:00 PM

Where:
Barnes
& Noble

/ 98 Middlesex Turnpike / Burlington,
MA 01803

 

When:
Sunday,
April 13th, at 12:00 PM

Where:
Barnes
& Noble

/ 96 Derby St.
/ Hingham,
MA 02043

 

When:
Sunday,
April 13th, at 3:30 PM

Where:
Barnes
& Noble

/ 210 Andover St.
/ Peabody,
MA 01960

 

When:
Thursday,
April 17th, at 7:00 PM

Where:
Barnes
& Noble

/ 1 Worcester Rd.
/ Framingham,
MA 01701

 

About
the book:

Offering an inside look at the most
famous race in the world, The
Boston Marathon: A Celebration
of America’s Greatest Race

(Triumph Books, April 2014) by
Tom Derderian, traces the Boston Marathon’s
26.2-mile route from the starting
line on narrow Main Street in Hopkinton to the
Boylston Street finish line in
downtown Boston, bringing to life the history,
personalities, pivotal moments,
and individual character of each city the race
traverses,
including:

 

  • A jarring retelling
    of the tragic 2013 bombing near the finish
    line, from the perspective of 1968 winner
    Amby Burfoot
  • The unmarked and
    original starting point for the first Boston
    Marathon in 1897: Metcalf’s Mill in Ashland
  • The infamous 1967
    battle over Kathrine Switzer’s attempt to
    compete five years before women were allowed

 

The
Boston Marathon
is a
supremely entertaining glimpse at
the history of the greatest running event in
the world ‰ÛÓ from wacky
entrants to hard-fisted managers, tortured
disappointments, and glorious triumph
‰ÛÓ and a must-have leading up to what is sure
to be an emotional and
unforgettable 118th edition of the
race.

 

About
the Author:

Tom Derderian
trained
and ran marathons through the ‰Û¢60s, ‰Û¢70s, and
‰Û¢80s with a
personal best time of two hours and 19
minutes.  He has contributed to Running Times
and Runners
World
, is head cross-country
and
track coach of the Greater Boston Track Club,
and has worked in research and
design for running shoes and apparel for Nike
and Reebok.  He is a senior
writer for New
England Runner Magazine
,
president of USATF-NE, and lives in Winthrop,
Massachusetts.

 

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