Ghost Trails

Ghost Trails

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by Jill Homer
     
 

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Most sports become inspirational when extraordinary people excel at ordinary things. In ultra-endurance racing, ordinary people must excel at extraordinary things. "Ghost Trails" is the true story of an ordinary person - timid, nonathletic, raised in the suburbs of Salt Lake City - and her unlikely route to one of the most difficult bicycle races in the world, a… See more details below

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Most sports become inspirational when extraordinary people excel at ordinary things. In ultra-endurance racing, ordinary people must excel at extraordinary things. "Ghost Trails" is the true story of an ordinary person - timid, nonathletic, raised in the suburbs of Salt Lake City - and her unlikely route to one of the most difficult bicycle races in the world, a 350-mile epic along Alaska's frozen Iditarod trail. Through her struggles and intimate confrontations with her fears and weaknesses, she discovers the surprising destination of her life's trails.

Editorial Reviews

Sandra Foerster
Ghost Trails: Journeys Through a Lifetime is a well-written book that holds the attention of the reader right from the first sentence; however sometimes the craftsmanship shines through. Jill manages to capture the über-human effort it takes her to participate in this race and tells everything so beautifully and she should trust herself that her story telling is everything that is needed for the reader to understand that she is a (not so) ordinary girl achieving something extraordinary.
Sharry Miller
While Jill’s tale does credit to the amazing scenery, difficult trail conditions and extreme temperatures of the race, what she really excels at is letting us into her mind and showing us the mental fortitude required to complete such an extreme event. The chapters in which she describes how she reached this point in her life emphasize even more the strength she finds within herself during this race: she was not always an athlete, but instead grew into one.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780557392605
Publisher:
Lulu.com
Publication date:
08/18/2010
Sold by:
LULU PRESS
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

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