Catch This If You Can

Jason Reynolds’s acclaimed new middle-grade novel is a book with appeal to runners of any age. Ghost is a kid with crazy speed who by accident sprints his way onto an elite team of fast kids who have Olympic aspirations. But Ghost also has family demons he’s trying to escape and …

New Memoir from a Founding Father

Frank Shorter’s My Marathon: Reflections on a Gold Medal Life was published in August to coincide with the fortieth anniversary of his silver medal in the marathon at the 1976 Montreal Olympics. That this book’s publication would commemorate Shorter’s second-place finish that year rather than his gold medal performance in Munich four years earlier may …

A Road Worth Traveling

  I hadn’t realized the superpower I would want most when I set out on my first run would be invisibility. As a children’s book editor who loves his running, I had long wanted to work on a book for teens that captures the transformative power of our sport. My idea was …