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An accidental athlete : a funny thing happened on the way to middle age / John Bingham.

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Newburgh Chandler PL - Bell Road Library 921 BINGHAM (Text) 39206020599716 Adult Biography Available -
Starke Co PL - Schricker Main Library (Knox) 921 BIN (Text) 30032010552799 BIOGRAPHY Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781934030738 (pbk.) :
  • ISBN: 1934030732 (pbk.) :
  • Physical Description: vi, 208 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Velo Press, 2011.

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Kirkus 09/01/2011
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"John Bingham is a beloved evangelist of running. Known by fans as "The Penguin" for his gentle humor and back-of-the-pack speed, Bingham's memoir An Accidental Athlete explores with wit and poignancy his evolution from a bespectacled fat kid in the 1950s to unlikely hero of the modern running movement. Bingham remembers unfulfilled childhood dreams of athletic glory seen through Coke-bottle glasses, his unhealthy sedentary years as he chased a career, and his epiphany at age 43, when he stirred from the couch, found his mojo, became a runner, and rediscovered himself. An Accidental Athlete is a warm, engagingly written, feel-good book for the everday athlete who is sure to recognize him or herself somewhere in these pages"--Provided by publisher.
Subject: Bingham, John, 1948-
Runners (Sports) > United States > Biography.
Running > Anecdotes.
SPORTS & RECREATION / Running & Jogging.

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