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The rise of the ultra runners : a journey to the edge of human endurance

Author: Adharanand Finn
Publisher: New York, NY : Pegasus Books, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First Pegasus Books cloth editionView all editions and formats
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"Once the reserve of only the most hardcore enthusiasts, ultra running is now a thriving global industry, with hundreds of thousands of competitors each year. But is the rise of this most brutal and challenging sport, with races that extend into hundreds of miles (often in extreme environments) an antidote to modern life, or a symptom of a modern illness? In The rise of the ultra runners, award-winning author  Read more...
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Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adharanand Finn
ISBN: 9781643131351 1643131354
OCLC Number: 1054002268
Description: ix, 262 pages ; 24 cm
Other Titles: Rise of the ultrarunners
Journey to the edge of human endurance
Responsibility: Adharanand Finn.

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"Once the reserve of only the most hardcore enthusiasts, ultra running is now a thriving global industry, with hundreds of thousands of competitors each year. But is the rise of this most brutal and challenging sport, with races that extend into hundreds of miles (often in extreme environments) an antidote to modern life, or a symptom of a modern illness? In The rise of the ultra runners, award-winning author Adharanand Finn travels to the heart of the sport to investigate the reasons behind its rise and discover what it takes to join the ranks of these ultra athletes. Through encounters with the extreme and colorful characters of the ultramarathon world, and his own experiences of running ultras everywhere from the deserts of Oman to the Rocky Mountains, Finn offers a fascinating account of people testing the boundaries of human endeavor"--Provided by publisher.

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