The Rise of the Ultra Runners

The Rise of the Ultra Runners

Author: Adharanand Finn

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9781783351343

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

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*Shortlisted for the 2019 William Hill Sports Book of the Year* Marathons are no longer enough. Pain is to be relished, not avoided. Hallucinations are normal. Ultra running defies conventional logic. Yet this most brutal and challenging sport is now one of the fastest-growing in the world. Why is this? Is it an antidote to modern life, or a symptom of a modern illness? Adharanand Finn travelled to the heart of the sport to find out - and to see if he could become an ultra runner himself. His journey took him from the deserts of Oman to the snow-capped peaks of the Rockies, and on to his ultimate goal, the 105-mile Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc. The Rise of the Ultra Runners is the electrifying, inspirational account of what he learned along the way. Through encounters with the sport's many colourful characters and his experiences of its soaring highs and crushing lows, Finn offers an unforgettable insight into what can be found at the boundaries of human endeavour.
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Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Richard Askwith
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-03-06 - Publisher: Random House

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Language: en
Pages: 170
Authors: Michael D'Aulerio
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-06-11 - Publisher:

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Why I Run
Language: en
Pages: 303
Authors: Mark Sutcliffe
Categories: Health & Fitness
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-02-01 - Publisher:

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Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Dean Karnazes
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-04-20 - Publisher: HarperCollins

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Language: en
Pages: 424
Authors: Bruce Kidd
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-09-14 - Publisher: University of Toronto Press

In this autobiography of a former Olympian and leader in sport history, Bruce Kidd details why sports are important to him, what he's learned from them, and why he continues to fight to make them more equitable.