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November 14, 2020 at 12:21 pm #10293Nicole ZafferGuest
The Last Pick
The Boston Marathon Race Director’s Road to Success
by David J. McGillivray, Linda Glass Fechter, Joan Benoit Samuelson
- Publisher: Rodale Books
- Release date: April 4, 2006
- Author: David J. McGillivray, Linda Glass Fechter, Joan Benoit Samuelson
- ISBN: 9781594864223 (1594864225)
- Format: paperback, 256 pages
- Language: english
- Genres: biography
About The Book
“If you can dream it, it can happen.” In this heartening book, Boston Marathon race director and motivational speaker David McGillivray shares the challenges he has overcome to inspire readers to similar triumphs in their own lives.
Always the last pick for team sports because of his small stature, David McGillivray drove himself to excel at individual sports. Whe he was 16, he set himself up for the one “failure” that would motivate the rest of his life. He attempted to run in his first Boston Marathon — without training for the event. Not crossing the finish line could have been a crushing blow. Instead he went on to complete 115 marathons and eventually to become the Boston Marathon’s race director.
At age 23, McGillivray completed his celebrated 3,452-mile run across the United States to raise money for cancer research. The story of his journey and what he learned about himself will give all readers a new understanding of how to prepare for and achieve success. McGillivray’s many accomplishments will convince readers that virtually any goal is possible. This book will motivate them to overcome the mental obstacles that often keep dreams from becoming reality.
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