26.2 Miles to Boston

A Journey into the Heart of the Boston Marathon


Book Description

117 years Strong…and Counting!

This all-new edition, which follows the Boston Marathon into the 21st century and through the tragedy of the 2013 race, is a colorful and moving portrait of what it feels like to run the world’s oldest annual marathon, escorting the reader through the past, present, and bright future of the race.

26.2 Miles to Boston is a rich, vibrant, and inspiring history of the Boston Marathon and of the men and women of varying abilities whose struggles and triumphs have colored this historic event for over a century.

From suburban Hopkinton, Massachusetts, to the center of metropolitan Boston, the author takes readers through the mile-by-mile sights, sounds, and traditions that make the race what it is.


About Connelly, Michael

Michael Connelly is a lifelong Bostonian and the author of Rebound!: Basketball, Busing, and Larry Bird, and the Rebirth of Boston; The President’s Team (featured in the CBS documentary Marching On)The Great Book of Boston Sports Lists; and NBA List Jam. For fifteen years, he has written the popular blog "The Top Ten," first with The Boston Herald and now with sportsofboston.comConnelly ran and completed the 1996 Boston Marathon.