A world-class marathoner who completed all six of the Abbott World Marathon Majors! Based on Charles Moore’s experience running 20+ marathons between 2016- 2023, Apropos of Running is at once a celebration of his journey to becoming an ultramarathoner as it is a candid, deeply personal interrogation of how race and culture are intertwined.
The author explores the lack of diversity in marathoning from international races in major cities across Asia, Europe, and the United States, including his native Detroit. He shares with readers his intense path to completing over 20 marathons in a handful of years, including the prestigious Abbott World Marathon Majors-six marathons in Berlin, Boston, Chicago, London, New York, and Tokyo.
As he digs into the behind-the-scenes training that went into each race, he takes us into a whole new dimension with his timely and unforgettable memoir of long-distance running. Moore is among the few to address the Venn diagram of Blackness and long-distance running. Apropos of Running is an essential testament to the persistence and power of Black marathon runners and how one man transformed his life and the sport of running by showing up time after time and competing at the highest level.