The first complete history of the world's oldest and most celebrated marathon. Derderian takes readers on a tour of the Boston Marathon from 1897 through 1993 and tells about the people who shaped each race, how they trained, the problems they encountered, and the results from each year. Over 100 illus.Young thought he was going to become a professional boxer until he was knocked out in two out of his first three professional ... They would say, Witness the marathon runners; they do a lot of long-distance running and see, they are slow. ... He thought that 3 hours done slowly would be more helpful than 2 done quickly.