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February 27, 2023 | DEBS’ Book Club

February 27, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Our first book for 2023 will be RUNNING WITH THE BUFFALOES by Chris Lear. 

The author, Chris Lear, follows the University of Colorado cross-country team through an unforgettable NCAA season.  Allowed unparalleled access to team practices, private moments, and the mind of Mark Wetmore--one of the country's most renowned and controversial coaches--Lear provides a riveting look inside the triumphs and heartaches of a perennial national contender and the men who will stop at nothing to achieve excellence. The Buffaloes' 1998 season held great promise, with Olympic hopeful Adam Goucher poised for his first-ever NCAA cross-country title, and the University of Colorado shooting for its first-ever national team title. But in the rigorous world of top-level collegiate sports, blind misfortune can sabotage the dreams of individuals and teams alike. In a season plagued by injury and the tragic loss of a teammate, the Buffaloes were tested as never before. What these men managed to achieve in the face of such adversity is the stuff of legend and glory.

With passion and suspense, Lear captures the lives of these young men and offers a glimpse of what drives a gifted runner like Adam Goucher and a great coach like Mark Wetmore. Like Lance Armstrong's It's Not About the Bike, RUNNING WITH THE BUFFALOES is at once a glowing celebration of a sport and an inspiration to anyone who has ever had the courage to beat the odds and follow a dream.

Listed as one of the top five Best Books About Running by Runner's World Magazine

What: DEBS' Book Club

When: 7:00 pm Monday, February 27, 2023

Where: Telio Restaurant (Good Enough To Eat) at 520 Columbus Ave at 85th Street

Hosts: Debi Unger & Deb Saat

For Members and Non-Members

You can order the book (paperback, new, used, audio version or on Kindle) HERE

Sample reading from the book HERE

View Attendees HERE


February 27, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Deb Saat
Debi Unger