Runner in Red, by Tom Murphy

Runner in Red, by Tom Murphy


Coming April 1, 2018

Just in time for the running of the 2018 Boston Marathon!

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Runner in Red
A Search for the First Woman to Run a Marathon in America
by Tom Murphy
Historical Mystery
Pub Date: 04/01/18
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-948338-02-8
$15.99 Paperback
$2.99 eBook

There has been a long-standing belief that a woman slipped into the 1951 Boston Marathon undetected and ran the race. If that could be proven it would make her the first woman to have run a marathon on American soil. She wore “red,” as claimed by a group of Canadian runners who say they tried to bring the matter to the attention of race Director Jock Semple and other race officials. But to no avail, their story was never corroborated, and so today the “Runner in Red” remains a mystery and an urban legend.  A period piece set against the backdrop of the 100th Anniversary running of the Boston Marathon in 1998, this fictional novel attempts to solve the mystery of the “Runner in Red”.

From a review of Just Call Me Jock

“This book brings the journey of women and the Boston Marathon to life. I deeply appreciate that Jock helped change the Boston Marathon into a race for everyone” —Uta Pippig, three-time winner of the Boston Marathon women’s division.


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