Extra Mile: One Woman's Personal Journey to Ultrarunning Greatness by Pam Reed, Mitch Sisskind |, NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble
The Extra Mile: One Woman's Personal Journey to Ultrarunning Greatness

The Extra Mile: One Woman's Personal Journey to Ultrarunning Greatness

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by Pam Reed
     
 

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One year after her astonishing victory at the Badwater Ultramarathon, Pam Reed again made distance running history when she braved the hottest weather in years--135 degrees--to successfully defend her title. How does this 100-pound mother and stepmother of five muster the endurance and courage for the 28-hour climb from the hottest desert floor on Earth to the

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One year after her astonishing victory at the Badwater Ultramarathon, Pam Reed again made distance running history when she braved the hottest weather in years--135 degrees--to successfully defend her title. How does this 100-pound mother and stepmother of five muster the endurance and courage for the 28-hour climb from the hottest desert floor on Earth to the shadow of the continental United States' tallest point?

In The Extra Mile we watch this ultramarathon champion seek balance in her life as a wife, mother, athlete, and entrepreneur. With astonishing candor she tells of her 15-year-long battle with anorexia. And she helps us to understand her passion for ultrarunning--to discover how far the human body can be pushed.

Editorial Reviews

Pam Reed doesn't claim to be superhuman, but the evidence is there: In 2002, this 100-pound athlete won the 135-mile Death Valley "Badwater" ultra-marathon, beating her closest competitor by five hours! In 2003, she set the women's record for the USATF 24-hour track run. Last year, she became the first person to complete a 300-mile run without sleep. But, as this inspiring memoir proves, her athletic accomplishments are only half the story. The Extra Mile recounts Reed's 15-year battle with anorexia, her passion for ultra-running, and her extraordinary resolve to test her body's limits.
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“One of the greatest athletic achievements I have witnessed in 20 years of extreme sports.” —Chris Kostman, race director, Badwater Ultramarathon

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781605297590
Publisher:
Rodale
Publication date:
09/18/2007
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Pam Reed has twice won the Badwater Ultramarathon, the world's toughest running event. She is the American women's record-holder in the 24-hour run (138.94 miles) and 48-hour run (220 miles). Reed has been featured on 60 Minutes, CNN, and The Late Show with David Letterman, as well as in the New York Times, Sports Illustrated, and Runner's World. She lives in Tucson, Arizona, and Jackson, Wyoming.

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