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Runner in Red

Tom Murphy

Publisher: Encircle Publications

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Summary

A reporter and an ex-baseball-player-turned-cameraman search for a mysterious runner in this cozy mystery inspired by a real-life Boston Marathon legend. There has been a long-standing belief that a woman slipped into the 1951 Boston Marathon undetected and ran the race. If that could be proven it would make her the first woman to have run a marathon on American soil. She wore “red,” as claimed by a group of Canadian runners who say they tried to bring the matter to the attention of race Director Jock Semple and other race officials. But to no avail, their story was never corroborated, and so today the “Runner in Red” remains a mystery and an urban legend.A period piece set against the backdrop of the 2000 Boston Marathon, the Millennial marathon, this fictional mystery novel is also a love story, family drama, and uplifting tale of the human spirit that explores the history of women’s running in page-turning fashion.“A great story of three amazing women.”—Bill Rodgers, four-time winner of the Boston Marathon “Moves faster than a speeding bullet through the streets of Boston.”—Katherine Switzer, first registered woman runner of the Boston Marathon (1967) “An entertaining, fast-paced mystery thriller.”—Jack Fultz, winner of the 1976 Boston Marathon “A magical story!”—Uta Pippig, three-time Boston Marathon women’s champion (1993-1995)

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