Long Road to Boston: an inspiring new book by Mark Sutcliffe  

Ontario, Canada (October 25, 2016): Broadcaster, columnist and iRun Founder Mark Sutcliffe officially launched his new book Long Road to Boston to a crowd of over 200 supporters in the prestigious Mayor’s office in the nation’s capital city of Ottawa. Special guests included the mayor himself, honourable Jim Watson and Chief of Police Charles Bordeleau.

The compelling new book combines the history of the world’s most coveted marathon with the personal journey of one ordinary runner who seeks to fulfill his ultimate amateur athletic goal. Tracing back to the marathon’s roots in Greek mythology and sharing the stories of the many colourful and inspiring characters who have crossed Boston’s finish line, the book explores why modern runners challenge themselves with such ambitious goals and revels in the reward of a persistent dream achieved.

Mark Sutcliffe competes in the 2015 Boston Marathon. 

Bart Yasso of Runner’s World, who wrote the foreword, says, “This book captures exactly why Boston is the most prestigious and most cherished race on the planet.”
lrtb-sutcliffe06-creditholleronphotography-jpgThe first few reader reviews on Amazon have all given the book five stars, saying the following:

“It is funny, heartwarming, inspiring and motivating.”

“If you buy one only book on Boston this is the best on the market.”

“I have read a lot of books about the Boston Marathon, but this one really spoke to me more than any other. Once I started reading it, I wasn’t able to put it down.”

Long Road to Boston is available in hard copy for $29.95 CAD, plus tax, and in a wide variety of eBook formats.
For more information about the book visit: longroadtoboston.com.

About the Author
Mark Sutcliffe is a writer, broadcaster, entrepreneur and volunteer. He is the host of Ottawa Today on 1310 NEWS radio in Ottawa and hosts regular programs on CPAC TV and Rogers TV. Mark is also the CEO of Great River Media Inc., an Ottawa-based media company with national and local print, web and event properties and he writes every week in the Ottawa Citizen.