The Lure of Long Distances: Why We Run

The Lure of Long Distances: Why We Run

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by Robin Harvie
     
 

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A consuming tale of one man's obsession with long-distance running and a blistering look at his attempt to run the oldest and toughest footrace in historySee more details below

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A consuming tale of one man's obsession with long-distance running and a blistering look at his attempt to run the oldest and toughest footrace in history

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Dean Karnazes, ultramarathoner and New York Times bestselling author
“Every runner has a story, and Robin Harvie’s is one of the most remarkable I’ve ever encountered. [The Lure of Long Distances] is brilliantly written, deeply emotional, raw and honest. Robin scrapes away the superficial dermis and offers a rare glimpse into the mindset and motivation of a long-distance runner.”

Joyce Carol Oates
“An astonishing memoir. It will make all who are drawn to running feel stirrings of true excitement.”

Philip Hoare
“An intensely personal journey, woven with philosophy, history, and pain. Robin Harvie’s debut is by turns compulsive, challenging, and ultimately rewarding.”

Guardian (UK), April 17, 2011
“A paean to the transformative effect of pushing your body way beyond your imagined limits…. There is much to enjoy in this erudite, literary memoir.”

Independent (UK)
, April 17, 2011
“Where the book truly excels is in its depiction of Harvie’s internal landscape. He largely shuns training tips and inspirational advice in favor of a true memoirist’s tone, exploring the reasons why he runs – grief, ambition, boredom – with an almost brutal honesty. These passages are as moving as they are illuminating…. This is a memoir for anyone who has ever dreamed about reaching the outer limits of what they're capable of.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781610390224
Publisher:
PublicAffairs
Publication date:
04/26/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
File size:
0 MB

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