Following the Flame

Following the Flame

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Jonny Langenfelder will do whatever it takes to make the Olympics. He will run 150 miles per week through duststorms or snowstorms, endure the torment of crazed coaches and bizarre teammates, flip burgers, wash dishes, and live in a van or a basement or with the two people who tell him he is wasting his time - his parents. Follow Jonny on a whirlwind journey that will take you around the world and into the locker rooms, hotels, stadiums, bars, and training ground of some great and not-so-great athletes, and inside the mind of a high-spirited runner who battles to stay on the straight path - no matter what temptation or tragedy threatens to keep him from reaching his goal.... a can of car wax and started polishing his red Mitsubishi Mirage, I stepped across the curb from 2000 Hickory Lane. ... For me, the Olympics were like Cody Bexlera#39;s car a€“ a mirage. ... The orthopedist reckoned the problem came from my hip.

Title:Following the Flame
Author:Greg Lautenslager
Publisher:Virtualbookworm Publishing - 2005-10-31


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