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Extreme Running

Extreme Running

by Kym McConnell, Dave Horsley
     
 

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Running is an inexpensive, practical, and convenient sport, but some take it to the limit. From cold-weather running in Alaska to the intense heat of the Sahara Marathon, athletes attempt to overcome the elements. Extremes of environment, route, and geography are another challenge: trails through dense jungle and over soaring mountain ranges. The rewards are

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Running is an inexpensive, practical, and convenient sport, but some take it to the limit. From cold-weather running in Alaska to the intense heat of the Sahara Marathon, athletes attempt to overcome the elements. Extremes of environment, route, and geography are another challenge: trails through dense jungle and over soaring mountain ranges. The rewards are experiences of a lifetime, the sense of having been to largely unexplored places, and realizing unique ambitions. Never before has there been a manual to pull together all the elements of this new but fast-growing sport, touching on every aspect from lone desert running to ultramarathons. The follow-up to Extreme Golf and Extreme Sailing, this third volume is a must-have for all runners.

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“Beautiful. From the top of the world to the bottom, it captures the 'extremes' in foot races—from the hottest to the coldest, the wettest to the driest, the highest to the lowest. In addition, authors Kym McConnell and Dave Horsley capture the human spirit through the athletes’ experiences.”  —Scott Jurek, UltraRunning Magazine's Ultrarunner of the Year for four years

“If you are a runner, adventure racer, ultrarunner, or interested in extreme events, this book is for you. . . . [It] does a great job of showing you popular events and enough information.”  —John Vonhof, author, Fixing Your Feet: Prevention and Treatments for Athletes

"Comprehensive route information, maps and contact details, plus sumptuous photography, make for an impressive package.”  —Independent on Sunday

"A beautiful book, with every page loaded with stunning photographs that will make the avid or aspiring adventure runner lust for more vacation time and travel funds . . . a great gift for any ultrarunner or serious outdoor adventure junkie."  —ultrarunning.com

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781862058866
Publisher:
Pavilion Books, Limited
Publication date:
07/09/2010
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
1,261,444
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Kym McConnell's previous book was Tibet Overland.

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