A four-time winner of the Boston and NYC Marathons, BILL RODGERS holds five current American records and one current world record. A spokesperson for the Etonic Shoe Company, Running Times and the Bill Rodgers Running Center, he was inducted into the National Distance Running Hall of Fame in 1998. MATTHEW SHEPATIN has written for the New York Post, Esquire, Playboy, New York Magazine, The Village Voice, and co-authored You Can't Catch Sunshine with Jets Hall of Famer Don Maynard.
"I've been reading Bill Rodgers' book, Marathon Man, and they let him go. And I tried to visualize that, race the way he did." --Meb Keflezighi, moments after winning the 2014 Boston Marathon "Required Reading" --New York Post "This book is more than a good read. It's my new Bible." --Fitness "An absorbing portrait...of the grueling stress and subtle strategizing of long-distance races, and of the plucky, slapdash subculture of marathoning in its salad days." --Publishers Weekly "Bill Rodgers is the most celebrated men's distance runner in history." --National Distance Running Hall of Fame "If anyone can rally runners to a cause, it is Rodgers, who remains by some measures the most popular road racer of all time" --Runners World "Trace the popularity of road running today, and the roots lead back to Rodgers." --South Bend Tribune "I could see reading this book on the beach and being inspired to do an afternoon run." --Ross Martinson, co-owner of Philadelphia Runner writing for BeWellPhilly.com's Summer Reading List