The inspiring story of the championship runner who used her faith to help in her struggle against anorexia nervosa, bulimia, and depression....
|Title||:||Dark Marathon: The Mary Wazeter Story: The Ongoing Struggles of a World-Class Runner|
|Format Type||:||Unknown Binding|
|Number of Pages||:||234 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Dark Marathon: The Mary Wazeter Story: The Ongoing Struggles of a World-Class Runner Reviews
What a waste -- it sounds like she was such a promising runner. Oh, that sounds callous, and of course a lost running career is nothing compared to everything else, but, but. It sounds like she just got caught by depression and anorexia and didn't have the right support, or any support soon enough, to make enough of a difference.The title, by the way, is a misnomer -- she was a distance runner, but not a marathoner. (I suppose it's supposed to be more dramatic?) The book itself is a mix of first person and third person, which is a bit odd -- the third person is limited to small chunks, but it seems like it could just as easily been worked in with the first-person parts.I get the impression that she wrote the bulk of the book when things were looking up -- she was in school, learning to live independently again, feeling better -- and then depression and the eating disorder caught up with her, and she realised that she didn't have a tidy happy ending for the book. As such, it feels somewhat unfinished, or at least rushed. I can't find much about her online (mostly articles from the late 80s, when the book came out), but I hope she managed to keep herself going in the right direction.
A good book; very sad what Mary went through, and it's heartbreaking that those tendencies were with her since childhood and that perhaps they could have been prevented if she and her family had recognized the signs sooner.