Jim Axelrod's Long Run
Friday, June 17, 2011
Jim Axelrod, a national correspondent for CBS News, talks about how his late father inspired him to run the New York Marathon in 2009. In the Long Run: A Father, a Son, and Unintentional Lessons in Happiness is an account of his effort to run the New York Marathon and beat his father’s time—at age 46, his father finished in 3:29:58. Along the way, he confronts his listing marriage, career upsets caused by the changing television news industry, shin splints, and a badly timed kidney stone.