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Presents author Paul Clerici who will talk about his book  “Boston Marathon History by the Mile” on Friday, November 20, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. An exciting, comprehensive, and unique journey over the beloved 26.2-mile course by an athlete who has proudly donned a bib number and run the race more than 20 times and has also covered it in the media for nearly 30 years. With forewords by Boston Marathon (and Falmouth Road Race) director Dave McGillivray and the first women to finish the Boston Marathon, Roberta “Bobbi” Gibb, this book features a history of the great marathon and separate chapters devoted to each community on the route. It offers something for everyone - historical facts of each town and city along the course; fun and interesting anecdotes from every mile of the race; firsthand helpful descriptions of the course; exclusive and unique runner-perspective photos from every mile, town, and city taken during the race; experienced and useful observations; expert advise by renown running coach Bill Squires on how to run each portion of the course; and much, much more. Whether training for the Boston Marathon as a rookie or a veteran; whether an elite athlete, age-group competitor, back-of-the-pack runner, charity participant; or whether simply a fan of the sport of running, this book truly has it all! Books will be for sale after the talk. Sponsored by the WHOI Information Office. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.

About Peanut Butter Club

A WHOI community activity

Each Friday at noon in Redfield Auditorium, WHOI sponsors a free talk or video on a topical subject. Peanut Butter Club presentations are a chance to relax, chat with friends, and learn about a wide range of socially relevant subjects -- including but not limited to oceanographic information. Past Peanut Butter Club talks have covered topics like opera, research on the sun, Falmouth water quality, and the history of thermometers. Video presentations feature films on world history, travel, gardening, and nature. Many summertime presentations relate to the ocean.

Bring a lunch and join us. Coffee, tea, and cookies are served. Peanut Butter Club is a free community service sponsored by WHOI, made possible each week, in part, by a dedicated group of volunteers. Donations are accepted.

If you have an interesting project, traveled to an exotic place, have a musical group, written a book, etc., and you would like to share this with members of the community, the WHOI Information Office welcomes presentors to give talks at Peanut Butter Club.  If you are interested, please contact Joanne Tromp at jtromp@whoi.edu or call (508) 289-2252 for more information.

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