Marathoner is a celebration of running 26.2 miles and all the crazy, painful, shocking, and exhilarating moments that come along the way. Each of the 26.2 chapters (OK, 29, but that's not as fun) offers mile-by-mile insights and information helpful to all runners – from first-timer to veteran marathoner – including how to choose the right race with a guide to marathons around the world; pre-race advice on how to train and prepare leading up to the race; how to approach the starting area; mile-by-mile advice on taking in fluids and sustenance; staying calm and loose during the long journey; tips for marathon bathroom emergencies; ways to handle 'the wall' racers hit around Mile 20; and a post-race recovery food bucket list.
Just like a starting line wouldn't be complete without standing-room-only runners, Marathoner is also jam-packed with myriad practical and entertaining factoids, making it indispensable as a gift for any runner. An analysis of starting-line traditions? Running playlists? The history and evolution of running shoes? Find your answers here!