To most people, running a marathon seems a remarkable and remotely possible achievement, a major lifetime accomplishment. To run 100 or more marathons and ultra-marathons is even harder for people to comprehend, especially when you consider that more people have climbed Mt. Everest than run 100 marathons. This book starts with the basic question: Why do people choose to run 100 or more marathons? Answering this question unfolds a rich tapestry of insights that provide a window into the soul of the long distance runner. The author conducted interviews with over 120 of these amazing individuals from around the world, including Canada, US, South Africa, UK, Ireland, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and several European countries.
|Publisher:||The Experience Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||5.30(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Malcolm Anderson has written three books on distance running as well as several articles, and conducts speaking engagements on running and motivation. He is currently editing a book for The Marathon Maniacs Club, and writing a novel on elite marathon running. Malcolm is the founder of Run for Tomorrow, a global charity event that will be held in 2012 and 2013, in which a marathon team of ten core runners will be running a continuous relay around the world to raise awareness and support for charities as well as the need for physical activity in our lives.
Malcolm is also the host of a TV show that follows the training of six runners as they prepare for a marathon, and he writes regularly on his website runplaces.com. He has completed 40 marathons and ultras including the 90km Comrades Ultramarathon in South Africa, the double marathon at the Connemara Internationa in Ireland in 2009, and the Brathay 10 marathons in 10 days Challenge in the Lake District in England.