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John Brant

John Brant is the author of Duel in the Sun: Alberto Salazar, Dick Beardsley, and America’s Greatest Marathon. He is a writer at large for Runner’s World and a contributor to publications ranging from Outside to The New York Times Magazine. Brant’s stories have appeared numerous times in the annual Best American Sports Writing collection. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

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The Boy Who Runs
Written by John Brant
Ballantine Books | Hardcover | August 2016
$28.00/37.00(Canada) | 978-0-553-39215-9 (0-553-39215-8)

In the tradition of Uzodinma Iweala’s Beasts of No Nation by way of Christopher McDougall’s Born to Run, this is the inspirational true story of the Ugandan boy soldier who became a world-renowned runner, then found his calling as director of a world-renowned African children’s charity.

“Julius can’t remember who first saw... Read more






Duel in the Sun
Written by John Brant
Rodale Books | Trade Paperback | March 2007
$15.95/20.99(Canada) | 978-1-59486-628-9 (1-59486-628-7)

The 1982 Boston Marathon was great theater: Two American runners, Alberto Salazar, a celebrated champion, and Dick Beardsley, a gutsy underdog, going at each other for just under 2 hours and 9 minutes. Neither man broke. The race merely came to a thrilling, shattering end, exacting such an enormous toll that... Read more






14 Minutes
Written by Alberto Salazar and John Brant
Rodale Books | Trade Paperback | April 2013
$15.99/18.50(Canada) | 978-1-60961-998-5 (1-60961-998-6)

In 2007, after collapsing on a practice field at the Nike campus, champion marathoner Alberto Salazar's heart stopped beating for 14 minutes. Over the crucial moments that followed, rescuers administered CPR to feed oxygen to his brain and EMTs shocked his heart eight times with defibrillator paddles. He was clinically dead... Read more






14 Minutes
Written by Alberto Salazar and John Brant
Rodale Books | Hardcover | April 2012
$25.99/29.99(Canada) | 978-1-60961-314-3 (1-60961-314-7)

In 2007, after collapsing on a practice field at the Nike campus, champion marathoner Alberto Salazar's heart stopped beating for 14 minutes. Over the crucial moments that followed, rescuers administered CPR to feed oxygen to his brain and EMTs shocked his heart eight times with defibrillator paddles. He was clinically dead... Read more






My Marathon
Written by Frank Shorter and John Brant
Rodale Books | Hardcover | July 2016
$26.99/31.50(Canada) | 978-1-62336-724-4 (1-62336-724-7)

My Marathon: Reflections on a Gold Medal Life is a revealing memoir by Frank Shorter, the father of American distance running. After winning the 1969 NCAA title in the 10,000 meters during his senior year at Yale, Shorter went on to win a staggering 24 national titles on track, road, and... Read more





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