Kirk Gipson's Reviews > 50/50: Secrets I Learned Running 50 Marathons in 50 Days -- And How You Too Can Achieve Super Endurance!

50/50 by Dean Karnazes
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Dec 29, 2009

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An entertaining, simply written read that is ostensibly about a man's attempt to run 50 marathons in 50 states in 50 consecutive days (props to Vicksburg's own Sam Thompson for doing this first), but actually about one man's attempt to market every product for every one of his sponsors. I am a little irked that I paid for a book that is basically a walking North Face/Accelerade ad, but there are enough good endurance running tips to make this one a recommended read for the budding endurance runner.

If you're just fascinated by ultra-running, you'd be better off reading Dean's other book, Ultra-marathon Man, or Chris McDougall's far superior work, "Born to Run".

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