Bestselling author and award-winning former newspaper editor and sports editor who has written the authorized biography Born to Coach: The Story of Bill Squires, Legendary Coach of the Greatest Generation of American Distance Runners (Meyer & Meyer Sport Publisher), Images of Modern America: The Boston Marathon (The History Press), A History of the Falmouth Road Race: Running Cape Cod (The History Press), Boston Marathon History by the Mile (The History Press), Chinese-language translated Journey of the Boston Marathon (Cheers Publishing, Shanghai, China), History of the Greater Boston Track Club (The History Press).
A freelance journalist, writer, photographer who has covered sports and running for over 30 years, he has written for and been published in the following media outlets:
MAGAZINES - Boston College Chronicle, Bostoniano (Italian themed), Level Renner (running), Marathon & Beyond, Meter (running), New England Patriots Weekly, New England Runner, North End Magazine (Italian themed), Orlando Attractions, Running Times, State Street Journal.
NEWSPAPERS - Brockton Enterprise, Foxboro Reporter, Medfield Press, Patriot Ledger, Sampan (Chinese-English language), Walpole Times.
WEBSITES/BLOGS - Recover Your Stride, Running Times, Strava, Tracksmith Journal.
Competes in nearly every running distance from the mile to the marathon - including two triathlons - and has won numerous Clydesdale and age-group category runner awards.
U.S. marathons include Boston (23 times); Cape Cod; Chicago; Flying Pig (Ohio); Hartford; Honolulu; Lake Placid; Marine Corps; New York City; Philadelphia; Portland (Oregon); San Francisco; Sugarloaf (Maine); inaugural Walt Disney World Marathon (Florida); Walt Disney World Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge (half-marathon and marathon in two consecutive days).
Outside the U.S., the Berlin Marathon (the week of the city's East/West Germany reunification); Dublin Marathon (Ireland); Montreal Marathon (Quebec, Canada); Niagara Falls International Marathon (Buffalo, NY to Ontario, Canada) twice; World Clydesdale Marathon Championship at the Kingston Running Festival Marathon (Kingston upon Thames, England).
Personal best 3:41:04 (Montreal); personal slowest 7:16:42 (2012 Boston when it was 91 degrees as he reached Wellesley).
Race director of the Camy 5K Run & David 5K Walk in Walpole, Mass.; speaker who delivers talks at libraries, historical societies, bookstores, running clubs, banquets, expos, book signings, meetings; media guest on TV (NECN, international broadcaster Voice of America, cable stations), radio (NPR, local and city stations); featured in media outlets including the Boston Globe, Cape Cod Times, Falmouth Magazine; recognized as historian with attributions in such publications as National Museum of the American Indian magazine and "When Running Made History" book by Roger Robinson; received documentary film credit for archival footage/assistance in "Boston: The Documentary" (LA Roma Films, 2017), “Free to Run” (Point/Yuzu/Eklektik, 2016).
TOP: Paul Clerici with some of his books. (Photo by Harrison Ball); ABOVE, LEFT: Paul Clerici running in the Camy 5K Run & David 5K Walk. (Photo by Christine Lee); ABOVE: L-R, four-time Boston Marathon winner Bill Rodgers, Paul Clerici, 1982 Boston Marathon "Duel in the Sun" runner-up Dick Beardsley. (Photo by Tim Kilduff)