Once a Runner is one of my all-time favorite books and is easily my favorite running book. It’s the fictional story of runner Quenton Cassidy and his journey to greatness.
Parker captures the mind and life of a distance runner so well on all levels and in no other work of fiction has a runner seemed so real to me. Not only is the character and story real, but it’s very entertaining and motivating.
I don’t often re-read books at all, but I try and get to this one at least once a year because it’s so special. Highly, highly recommend!