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Running Wild: An Extraordinary Adventure from the Spiritual World of Running
In this story of rare triumph, John Annerino chronicles his progress from injury to recovery to victory. Badly hurt in a climbing accident and told he would never run again, the author defied his doctors and his own overwhelming pain to run the length of the Grand Canyon three times, rediscovering Native American trade routes lost to modern knowledge. An incredible journey ...more
Paperback, 206 pages
Published December 18th 1997 by Thunder's Mouth Press
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I couldn't finish this book. I couldn't stand Annerino. I realize he in theory is espousing a mindfulness perspective in running, but it came across egotistical and over the top dramatic to me. I also thought the writing was very poor. I am clearly missing something as good friends love this book, but it is not for me.
I have no memory of reading this book but a little 4x6 card says I did and that I made connections with his description of running on the Tonto platform in the Grand Canyon where I once did a 30 mile jaunt. Still, no memory. My guess is that book was only good because it was about running.
Author and photographer John Annerino has been working in the American West and the frontier of Old México for 20 years, documenting its natural beauty, indigenous people, and political upheaval. A veteran contract photographer for the Liaison International and TimePix photo agencies in New York and Paris, and Marka Graphic Photo in Milano, John's photography is archived in the Time-Life Picture C ...moreMore about John Annerino...