Bestselling author Paul Clerici for decades has written extensively about the sport of running, especially the Boston Marathon, which he has run 23 times.
In his Boston Marathon books, the award-winning writer takes readers through the colorful 26.2-mile journey – mile by mile, town by town, story by story. With his unique vast array of experience and knowledge, he brings the great race to life through informative, humorous, and enlightening detail that includes stories about every moment, landmark, and portion of the course – the very beginnings of the race in Ashland; various start lines in Hopkinton; the year in which a train cut through the race in Framingham; the Scream Tunnel of women at Wellesley College; the Johnny Kelley statue in Newton; different finish lines in Boston; and much more – from its start in 1897 to present day.
A freelance journalist, photographer, and former newspaper editor, he delivers talks and lectures at libraries, historical societies, bookstores, running clubs; appears at expos, book signings, group meetings, on television (NECN, cable stations, etc.) and radio (NPR, local and city stations, etc.), and media outlets including The Boston Globe and Cape Cod Times. Race director of the Camy 5K Run & David 5K Walk in Walpole, Mass., he has competed in nearly every distance from the mile to the marathon – including two triathlons and 43 marathons – and has won numerous age-group and Clydesdale running awards.
Author of Boston Marathon History by the Mile; Images of Modern America: The Boston Marathon; Born to Coach: The Story of Bill Squires; A History of the Falmouth Road Race; History of the Greater Boston Track Club; and Oregon Running Legend Steve Prefontaine, books will be available to purchase and can be signed by the author.