by Jim Axelrod
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A former chief White House correspondent reveals how during a crossroads in his personal and professional life he learned about his late father's marathon achievements and resolved to run the 2009 New York Marathon himself.
May 30, 2012 A Greek poet contemplates the twisted strands of history, while Daniel Orozco's stories consider the dark side of our day jobs and Donald Rumsfeld reflects on the Iraq War. On the lighter side, CBS' Jim Axelrod revisits his marathon training, and a writer and an economist infuse soccer with numbers.
May 19, 2011 Running, that most punishing and solitary of sports — seems to have one of the most devoted followings. Author Liz Colville recommends three new books that are joining the canon of long-distance running tomes, each with a unique perspective on what all those miles can do to for an athlete.
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