John Brant is a longtime writer-at-large for Runner's World and contributes to publications ranging from Outside to The New York Times Magazine. Brant's stories have appeared numerous times in the annual "Best American Sports Writing" collection. He is the author of "The Boy Who Runs: The Odyssey of Julius Achon" and "Duel in the Sun: Alberto Salazar, Dick Beardsley and America's Greatest Marathon". You can find his latest books on Amazon.com.
"A beautiful, heartbreaking book. Before the finish line, we've been to Castro's Cuba and on pilgrimage to Croatia, we've faced down addiction and depression, have made final peace with the failings of our bodies, and are left with the final triumph of two men, at odds, though bound by will and desire. Like that marathon 25 years ago, Duel in the Sun is absolutely riveting."
author of Driving Mr. Albert: A Trip Across America with Einstein's Brain