The Wind-Up [Marathon] Chronicle

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Only once you’ve climbed the steep slope and emerged onto level ground do you begin to feel how much you’ve been hurting up till then.

Haruki Murakami, author of What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, who has run thirty-three marathons in the past thirty years, is “a citizen of the world, who calls himself a runner.” At The New Yorker he shares his thoughts on the process of healing from the recent bombings and his daily tribute to Boston–going for a run.


Caroline Kangas calls both Seattle and San Francisco home (though she currently resides in the latter). She recently received a mouthful of a liberal arts degree from the University of San Francisco and can be found selling pirate supplies at 826 Valencia or wandering the streets with her diva of a french bulldog, Elle. More from this author →