Melbourne Marathon book now available for pre-order.

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Chris Muirden’s history of the Melbourne Marathon is now available for pre-order.

The WallI’ve had the pleasure of meeting Chris and can’t wait to get the completed book. He has interviewed a wide range of people and was able to recount some fascinating stories.He also has access to hundreds of photographs, most of which have never been seen by the public. John Dean, immediate past president of the Spartans, has been responsible for the rescue of the photographs.

There have been many heroes during the 35 year history of the race, and they haven’t all been runners. “The Wall” will recognise the efforts of the backroom workers and administrators who have, each year, enabled competitors to run 42 kilometres through the normally busy roads of Melbourne. The book will also reveal details of background dramas of which there has been no shortage.

Of course, the Spartans will not be forgotten and there will be a chapter devoted to their stories.


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  1. Cath  December 20, 2012

    What a fabulous book & a wonderful read! The photos are just amazing & Chris’s research a credit to his journalist background. Mine was an early Christmas present to myself. Couldn’t wait for Santa!


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