Marine Corps Marathon to be Vividly Displayed in New Photograph Book
Two Veteran Running Journalists Come Together to Produce Collector's Edition
WASHINGTON, DC, OCTOBER 19, 2012 - The 37 years of the Marine Corps Marathon will be illustrated for the first time in brilliant, lavish and moving pictures in a new large photographic book produced by 26.2 Publishing LLC, the book's co-authors announced today.
Release of the hardcover book is expected in February 2013 with vivid photo images of one of the world's largest and most beloved marathons splashed across approximately 150 pages in an attractive bold 11 1/4" by 10 3/4" page format. This book will appeal to past and present participants of the event, as well as running fans everywhere in the world.
"Producing this book has been a dream for more than 20 years," said co-author Steve Nearman, veteran journalist who has reported on the Marine Corps Marathon every year since 1982. "Two components fell into place recently to make this book a reality - the partnership with co-author and friend Jeff Horowitz and a formal partnership with the Marine Corps Marathon."
Nearman and Horowitz will have access to the Marine Corps Marathon archives of photos dating back to the first years of the event. This will allow the authors to fully present the grandeur, history, beauty and struggle of the event. The authors also are soliciting shots from professional photographers and weekend amateurs alike. Send your best high-quality dramatic MCM photos to[email protected].
The book, to be entitled "The Marine Corps Marathon: An Epic Journey in Photographs," will include chapters on the event's personalities, the course, the pageantry of the MCM and the U.S. Marines in action, with special chapters on the event following 9/11 and MCM Forward held for servicemen and women deployed overseas.
"We are honored to have the opportunity to graphically tell the story of 'The People's Marathon'," said Horowitz, who has run more than 150 marathons across six continents. "Our goal has been to produce a book equal to the effort of the people who have given so much of themselves to make it across the finish line at the Marine Corps War Memorial."
The book will be available for purchase on the Marine Corps Marathon website, the book website, and quality running stores and book shops across the Washington metropolitan area. Pre-orders will be accepted at the following EXPOs - The Army Ten-Miler on October 19-20 at the DC Armory and the Marine Corps Marathon Health & Fitness Expo on October 25-27, 2012, also at the DC Armory.
Nearman has reported on running for The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The New York Times, Running USA, Washington Running Report and many other publications for the past three decades, and is the event director for the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Half Marathon. He lives in Alexandria with his wife Melanie and son Jonathan. He also chairs the board of Child and Family Network Centers, a network of preschools serving nearly 200 at-risk children in Northern Virginia.
Horowitz is the author of Smart Marathon Training (Velo Press, 2011) and My First 100 Marathons - 2,620 Miles With An Obsessed Runner (Skyhorse Publishing 2008). He is also a coach and trainer, and the program director for Teens Run DC, a non-profit organization that aims to create community and a culture of success among at-risk youth through long distance running. He lives in Washington D.C. with his wife Stephanie and son Alex.