Marathon, My Marathon by Jon Foyt

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The modern sport of running is crawling with history--from the first recorded race in 776 B.C. to the revival of the modern Olympic Games in Athens twenty-seven centuries later in 1896. Now, in 1996, at the start of a most unique marathon, Sea Captain Albion E. Shepard, the mystical overseer of this Texas-sized fable, Marathon, My Marathon, personalizes the cliometrics of present-day questions which confront the competitors gathering in the remote West Texas town of Marathon.

Lawrence Masterson, his career path aborted in an IBM downsizing, bounces back with a plan to elevate this little town from obscurity to an autonomous city-state for the twenty-first century A.D. Cotton, an Olympic runner and world-renowned sculptor, second guesses her decision years ago to give up her baby for adoption. Together, they wonder if their romance, which has developed as swiftly as Texas lightning, will be a long-run commitment. But Burley, the trucker carrying an apocalyptic cargo, threatens their dreams as the story's hilly course winds through the vast Southwest landscape.


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Published April 1, 1996 by Fithian Press. 124 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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