The Rise of the Ultra Runners : A Journey to the Edge of Human Endurance

The Rise of the Ultra Runners : A Journey to the Edge of Human Endurance

Book Title: The Rise of the Ultra Runners : A Journey to the Edge of Human Endurance

Author: Meb Keflezighi

Format: Hardback | 272 pages

Publication Date: 07 May 2019

ISBN-13: 9781643131351

Once the reserve of only the most hardcore enthusiasts, ultra running is now a thriving global industry, with hundreds of thousands of competitors each year. But is the rise of this most brutal and challenging sport--with races that extend into hundreds of miles, often in extreme environments--an antidote to modern life, or a symptom of a modern illness?

In The Rise of the Ultra Runners, award-winning author Adharanand Finn travels to the heart of the sport to investigate the reasons behind its rise and discover what it takes to join the ranks of these ultra athletes. Through encounters with the extreme and colorful characters of the ultramarathon world, and his own experiences of running ultras everywhere from the deserts of Oman to the Rocky Mountains, Finn offers a fascinating account of people testing the boundaries of human endeavor.