9781594864223

The Last Pick The Boston Marathon Race Director's Road to Success

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  • ISBN13:

    9781594864223

  • ISBN10:

    1594864225

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-04-04
  • Publisher: Rodale Books

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Summary

Always the last pick for team sports because of his small stature, David McGillivray drove himself to excel at individual sports. When 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 Marathonwithout 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 Marathons 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. McGillivrays 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.

Author Biography

DAVID J. McGILLIVRAY is race director of the Boston Marathon.  He has delivered more than 1,200 motivational speeches and, as president and founder of Dave McGillivray Sports Enterprises Inc.  (DMSE), he has raised over $1 million for various charities.  He lives in Boston, Massachusetts.
 
LINDA GLASS FECHTER is a freelance writer who has worked for over 16 years with various charities and athletic organizations.
 
 

Table of Contents

Foreword vii
Acknowledgments ix
The Home Run
1(7)
Please God, Make Me Grow
8(19)
Breaking the Tape
27(20)
The Operations Manual
47(23)
My Little Olympics
70(55)
The Journeys
125(25)
My Birthday Suit
150(15)
Give and Take
165(24)
The Triathlon of Pain
189(18)
Ego Is Not a Four-Letter Word
207(26)
Changing the Rules
233(16)
Mom's Chocolate-Chip Cookies 249(1)
Partial List of Accomplishments 250

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