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Welcome

Thanks for stopping by. For those of you who don't know me, I am the author and/or editor of five books, including  Waterman: The Life and Times of Duke Kahanamoku (Univ. of Nebraska Press); Showdown at Shepherd's Bush: The 1908 Olympic Marathon and the Three Runners Who Launched a Sporting Craze (St. Martin's); and Play By Play: Los Angeles Sports Photography: 1889-1989 (Angel City Press); and one eBook: Marathon Crasher: The Life and Times of Merry Lepper, the First American Woman to Run a Marathon. I began my writing career as a journalist, and my writing has appeared in Sports Illustrated, Smithsonian Magazine, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, SB Nation, Deadspin, and Vice, among others, and has been anthologized in "The Best American Sports Writing" series. I was born and raised in New York City and have lived in Los Angeles since graduating from college. My girlfriend and I share our home with four dogs who keep us sane and crazy at the same time. Please follow me on Twitter: @ddavisla.