In Conversation with Michael Krasny. Peter Sagal is the host of NPR's Wait Wait…Don't Tell Me! At the verge of turning forty, Sagal started running seriously. And much to his own surprise, he kept going, faster and further, running fourteen marathons and logging tens of thousands of miles on roads, sidewalks, paths, and trails all over the United States and the world, including the 2013 Boston Marathon, where he crossed the finish line moments before the bombings. In The Incomplete Book of Running, Sagal reflects on the trails, tracks, and routes he's traveled, from the humorous absurdity of running charity races in his underwear--in St. Louis, in February--or attempting to "quiet his colon" on runs around his neighborhood--to the experience of running as a guide to visually impaired runners, and the triumphant post-bombing running of the Boston Marathon in 2014.
“Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me” host Peter Sagal has written a book based on his experience as a late-ish adopter of running, which he took up at age 40. He has since run 14 marathons (including the Boston Marathon in 2013—he crossed the finish line minutes before the bomb was detonated) as well as charity runs, all of which he details in “The Incomplete Book of Running.” In conversation with Michael Krasny at City Arts & Lectures. $29.