Author talk – History of the Falmouth Road Race
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The history of this fascinating race spans 47 years, and Clerici, an award-winning journalist and freelance writer, will share the behind-the-scenes tales and tidbits he’s culled from hundreds of interviews with runners and supporters connected with Falmouth’s famous 7-miler.
Hear about the runner who swam across the harbor. Learn how legendary coach Bill Squires and his Greater Boston Track Club athletes ignited the race’s competition and how the race’s inspiration – Olympic gold medalist Frank Shorter – came to Falmouth. Find out why 6-time champion Joan Benoit Samuelson nearly missed one year due to her race-morning boat ride.
This compelling story is told through nearly 80 vintage and race-day photographs that span decades, including some which have never been published before. Author Paul Clerici, who has run the Falmouth Road Race several times and the Boston Marathon 23 years in a row, is also the author of the “Boston Marathon History by the Mile” and “History of the Greater Boston Track Club” books. Clerici will have books available for purchase.
This in-person program is brought to you by Centerville, Hyannis and Marstons Mills Public Libraries.
The author talk and book signing will take place at Centerville Public Library, 585 Main Street, Centerville.
Please contact the venue directly with any questions.