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Ultramarathon Man by Dean Karnazes
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Apr 06, 2011

really liked it
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Read from March 31 to April 04, 2011

If you're looking for an excellent book on ultra-distance running, check out Born to Run. After that, if you're still jonesin' for more, read this one. Dean Karnazes is a pretty tough dude. He got serious about long distance running on his 30th birthday, and now considers a non-stop 100 mile race a warm-up. This book includes his adventures competing in some of the hardest core endurance races around. He takes on a 100 miler through Death Valley in 130* temps, an Antarctic marathon to the South Pole in running shoes, and races a 226 mile relay solo and non-stop to raise money for very sick children.

Dean has the humility of Lance Armstrong, and sometimes lays it on a bit thick as he tells his story in the first person. He's not a professional writer either - but whatever the book lacks in prose, it makes up for hard-core content! (You still need to read Born to Run first!)

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