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

The Last Pick: The Boston Marathon Race Director's Road to Success If you can dream it, it can happenIn this heartening book, Boston Marathon race director and motivational speaker David McGillivray shares the challenges he has overcome to inspire readers to similar triumphs in their own livesAlways the last pick for team sports because of his small stature, David McGillivray drove himself to excel at individual sports Whe he was , he set himself up for the one failure that would motivate the rest of his life He attempted to run in his first Boston Marathon without training for the event Not crossing the finish line could have been a crushing blow Instead he went on to completemarathons and eventually to become the Boston Marathon s race directorAt age , McGillivray completed his celebrated , 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 McGillivray s 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

10 thoughts on “The Last Pick: The Boston Marathon Race Director's Road to Success

  1. says:

    Most runners will recognize Dave McGillivary s name as the man who makes the Boston Marathon happen He s also an accomplished athlete who s run across the United States, been an 8 time competitor in the World Ironman Championships and run over 1

  2. says:

    Full disclosure if you didn t already know, I have the deepest admiration for the Boston Marathon and the runners who work so hard to qualify for the race It would be a challenge to find a book related to the Boston Marathon that I wouldn t love,

  3. says:

    This week s book was The Last Pick by David J McGillivray with Linda Glass Fechter and was published in 2006 It s the autobiographical story of Mr McGillivray who grew up to be the race director of the Boston Marathon He was also the technical dir

  4. says:

    Loved this book This is a man who was last picked in athletics as a boy because he was so short He did not make high school sports and was often teased He decided to work really hard and challenge himself to prove to himself and others that he was

  5. says:

    This book helped me in quite a few ways First, it made me look forward to cardio days because they were my chance to read in peace Second, because I was having a cruddy day before I picked it up, and it gave me reasons to think I could get past my c

  6. says:

    3.5 stars Slow going in the first 50 pages or so and tough to follow at some points throughout the book as it jumps back and forth in time The best parts are his descriptions of his run across the US and other such endeavors Lots of life lessons in t

  7. says:

    Fun book to read It sure gave me new motivation to keep in shape, set lofty goals and work hard to achieve them He has accomplished a lot Right after I finished, I went out and signed up for 15K run He has also done much good in his life Running a mil

  8. says:

    Above and beyond the guy is an egomaniac, but at least he admits it in a chapter titled The Ego In spite of this, it does serve as a motivational book for runners Very interesting to see all the prep work, then effort to run across the country, all whi

  9. says:

    Very interesting read about the man behind the Boston Marathon and so much .Mind boggling to read about all of his accomplishments, and he is so humble and generous and sincere not to mention driven

  10. says:

    I enjoyed this book a lotthan I thought I would A funny, inspirational book, it s not just about running and Dave s race organizations Life, metaphors etc great read

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