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"It won't matter whether or not you've attempted an ultra, or whether or not you even dream of one. If you enjoy running and reading, you'll want this book."--David Meyers, "Running Journal"

The best writers in the sport of running describe the last frontier of long-distance events: races longer than a marathon.

James Shapiro begins by relating with heart-rending detail his experiences in a six-day race in "Swifts on the Wing." In "To the Limit and Beyond," Kenny Moore takes you through the Great Hawaiian Footrace, a horrendous six-day ordeal that seemingly changes his life. Don Kardong, one of the wittiest and most personable writers in the sport, in "Le Grizz" goes the fifty-mile distance at the infamous race. Ed Ayres, former editor of "Running Times," takes on the Western States 100 in "Wings of Icarus," and the event turns out to be a kind of catharsis in his life. In "Road Warriors," Hal Higdon's report on his group's attempt to run across the state of Indiana is a lighthearted, self-imposed challenge that turns into a spiritual odyssey. Tom Hart attempts to run a solo thirty-seven-miler on his thirty-seventh birthday, which reveals that an ultra is more than a feat of endurance, it is a journey into self. John L. Parker, Jr. ends with "And Then the Vulture Eats You," an uproarious analysis of ultra runners.

A book for all ultra runners, and for curious "normal" runners.

About John L Parker, Jr.

John L. Parker is the author of the NY Times bestseller "Once a Runner" and its sequel "Again to Carthage" (Breakaway Books 2008).

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Author : John L Parker, Jr.
Publisher : Breakaway Books
Data Published : 06 September 2011
ISBN : 189136992X
EAN : 9781891369926
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 176 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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