Marathon Man Book

Book Cover: Marathon Man - My life, my father's stroke and running 35 marathons in 35 days by Alan Corcoran

Marathon Man: My Life, My Father’s Stroke and Running 35 Marathons in 35 Days

Readers Favorite, BIBA, IPPY, and ABF Book Award Winner


MARATHON MAN is an uplifting story of an extraordinary achievement – even more inspiring given that the author was an inexperienced long-distance runner and only 20 when embarking on his mission to run 35 marathons in 35 consecutive days. Alan Corcoran’s response to the shock of his dad’s stroke, was to get active, create positive from negative, and raise money for charity.


Alan faced many obstacles in life and along the gruelling 1,500-kilometre road around Ireland’s coast. He candidly submerges the reader into his world with a charming, light Irish touch, showing how you can achieve your objectives through sheer perseverance.


100+ Amazon Reviews – 5 Stars

'A fantastic read'

Love Reading, the UK's leading book recommendation website

‘An intimate and uplifting story of grit, tenacity, and healing and one that is sure to stir the soul’

Dean Karnazes, New York Times best-selling author and ultra-distance runner


‘Highly entertaining…sprinkled with humour…will be greatly enjoyed’

Canadian Running Magazine



Eddie Jordan OBE


‘The best running books have character, an amazing tale, and passion. This ticks all those and more’

Trail Running Magazine