North: Finding My Way While Running the...
From the author of the bestseller Food and running, an exciting reminder of his exhausting, exciting and immensely inspiring 46-day run, which he wanted to break the speed record for the Appalachian Trail.
Scott Jurek is one of the most famous and popular ultra runners in the world. Known for his remarkable stamina and speed, which he achieved with a vegan diet, he took first place in almost all ultra-running elite events throughout his career. But after two decades of racing, training, speaking and touring, Jurek had an urgent need to find out something new about himself. He started a unique challenge that would force him to grow as a human and as an athlete: setting the speed record for the Appalachian Trail. north is the story of the 2,189-mile journey that almost shook it.
As he set off in the spring of 2015, Jurek expected to punish the terrain, ban the weather, and suffer inevitable injuries. He would have to walk nearly 50 miles a day, everyone Dayfor almost seven weeks. He knew he would reach his limits, that comfort and rest would be in short supply – but he could not imagine the physical and emotional consequences of the journey and the rewards it would offer.
With his wife Jenny, friends and the kindness of strangers who supported him, Jurek ran, wandered and stumbled north, one white fire after another. A breathtaking narrative of perseverance and personal transformation, north is a portrait of a man who has been bared in the most demanding and transcendent effort of his life. It will inspire runners and non-runners to continue to give their personal best.
- Jurek, Scott (Author)
- English (Publication Language)
- 304 Pages - 04/09/2019 (Publication Date) - Little,...
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