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Marathon Man by Alan Corcoran is an inspiring story about a long-distance runner who prepares to conquer a series of goals, including consecutive marathons within a month, while experiencing unexpected changes in his personal life. When Alan’s father has a stroke, this propels him to take greater control in a challenging situation and focus on the positive, creative options available to support his father. Alan’s ability to adapt and take charge of a difficult situation makes this story a fantastically uplifting read.
As Alan plans to accomplish an incredible feat by running 35 marathons in a row, every day for 35 days, he becomes determined to apply his ambition to raise funds for cancer and stroke charities. He continues to support his father through this process while focusing on his goal to become the first person in Ireland to achieve consecutive marathons. While Alan remains focused on his physical goal, he quickly works to combine his running challenges with fundraising, achieving multiple goals at once.
The author narrates a lively and motivational tale about taking the reigns of in an emergency and shows how Alan made the most of his father’s recovery with quick-thinking, action and creativity. Alan’s sense of humor and generous nature are endearing and authentic and that heartfelt emotion comes off the page. He offers a humble but uplifting story that will keep readers eagerly turning pages to see what happens next because, as we learn more and more about Alan, we know that whatever comes next he’ll tackle it with surprising vigor. The author demonstrates an impressive resilience for a twenty-year-old, with a determined effort to raise awareness about heart and stroke health.
Alan Corcoran’s Marathon Man is an inspirational memoir that’s easy to read and will leave you feeling like anything is possible. This book offers a glimpse into an incredible personal journey. The author is able to to shift a tragic experience into a light-hearted story about determination and resilience. Marathon Man is a well-written account of one man’s ability to make the most out of a challenging experience with excellent results.
Pages: 287 | ASIN: B08TTBKV9M
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Posted on March 19, 2022, in Book Reviews, Five Stars and tagged Alan Corcoran, author, biography, book, book recommendations, book review, book reviews, book shelf, bookblogger, books, books to read, ebook, goodreads, inspirational, kindle, kobo, literature, Marathon Man, memoir, nonfiction, nook, novel, read, reader, reading, sports, story, true story, writer, writing. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.
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