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History of the Greater Boston Track Club. by Paul C. Clerici. Published: July 2013
History of the Greater Boston Track Club. by Paul C. Clerici. Published: July 2013

We are psyched and deeply honored to announce today’s release of Paul Clerici’s “History of the Greater Boston Track Club”. In fact, it’s at the very top of our mandatory summer reading list!

In personal correspondence, Paul shared a preview:

The book came in at around 130 pages with just over 35,000 words … The five-page index is 400 names long, and the foreword was written by Coach Squires … There are also more than 60 images inside – some from private collections, and many have never been published before.

This high-design trade paperback is available at fine bookstores everywhere on July 2nd, and will be available at running stores, race expos, and some related colleges and universities shortly thereafter. The publisher, The History Press, offers it for direct purchase via its online bookstore; it is also available for purchase via Google Books, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble.

Paul C. Clerici is a freelance journalist, writer, and photographer. The race director of the Camy 5K Run & David 5K Walk, he has competed in nearly every distance from the mile to the marathon, including two triathlons, 43 marathons, and the Boston Marathon 23 years in a row. He broke this streak in order to complete this book. His explanatory introduction itself qualifies as required reading for all runners and Bostonians, as it captures the Zeitgeist of 2013 in the way that GBTC has throughout its 40 year history.

So run out and grab your personal copy now. Jump to conclusions and gather a packet of these to share with your teammates and pals. And throw caution to the wind by donating a copy to your local library or alma mater.

I plan on bringing my own copy along to the 40th Anniversary Bash, seeking maximum signatures from all who can attend.

Others GBTCers may find their own special way to celebrate the sporting occasion.