A Runner's High

Author(s): Dean Karnazes

Sporting Biography

The iconic superhuman endurance runner embarks on his toughest challenge yet-the Western States 100-offering insights into why running is so challenging and rewarding. Dean Karnazes has pushed his body and mind to inconceivable limits, from running in the shoe-melting heat of Death Valley to the lung-freezing cold of the South Pole. He's raced and competed across the globe and once ran 50 marathons, in 50 states, in 50 consecutive days. In A Runner's High, Karnazes chronicles his return to the Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run in his mid-fifties after first completing the race decades ago. The Western States, infamous for its rugged terrain and extreme temperatures, becomes the most demanding competition of his life, a physical and emotional reckoning and a battle to stay true to one's purpose. Confronting his age, wearying body, career path and life choices, we see Karnazes as we never have before, raw and exposed. A Runner's High is both an endorphin-fuelled page-turner and a love letter to the sport from one of its most celebrated ambassadors. 'Running with Karnazes is like setting up one's easel next to Monet of Picasso.' - The New York Times 'Dean makes the extraordinary look easy.' - GQ 'The indefatigable human.' - Wired


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  • : 9781838953829
  • : Allen & Unwin
  • : Allen & Unwin
  • : July 2021
  • : {"length"=>["23.4"], "width"=>["15.3"], "units"=>["Centimeters"]}
  • : books

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  • : Dean Karnazes
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 796.42092 B