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Running Beyond the Marathon: insights into the longest footrace in the world by [Cunningham, Grahak]
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About the Author

Grahak Cunningham is an ultra runner and keynote motivational speaker. He is a four time finisher of the Self Transcendence 3100 Mile Race which involves running for 18 hours a day for 51 days. Grahak won the event in 2012 averaging 115km a day for 43 days. He resides in Perth, Australia.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1136 KB
  • Print Length: 202 pages
  • Publisher: eText Press Publishing (4 April 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AK1J0WS
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #499,925 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I am not a runner by any means, but I could not put this book down. It would surely be of inspiration to anyone striving to become a better version of themselves -- whether through sports, meditation, creativity or service to others. While outwardly the story covers seemingly endless half-mile laps on the same patch of suburban concrete, it is a riveting inner adventure and a testimony to human endeavour, conveyed with candour, humour and humility.
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The down-played title of Grahak's book is typical of him and the character of other ultra runners. 'Running beyond a marathon' one would be excused for thinking this meant 27 or even 30 miles...not 3,100 miles! Such is the ever-increasing capacity of the human soul, heart, mind and body together.

With the rarest insight into what it is actually like to run such a gruelling race, this book is both gripping and enjoyable. Grahak writes with ease and, despite your constant awareness of the enormity of the task while reading, he never sensationalises what he has achieved. Grahak's humility in what is a truly extraordinary and matchless achievement shines through and warms you to him immediately. It also gives the reader an understanding of the nature of people who are able to run this far and the traits that are required to even get to the start line - unearthly perserverence, patience, devotion to the minute-by-minute struggles, mixed with a sense of expansive freedom that comes with ultra distance running - clearly not qualities you typically find in the theatrics of shorter-distance runners.

Thank you to Grahak for offering this real gem of a book. It certainly is of value to all sportsmen and women, if not all human beings!
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I enjoyed the book imensly and admire the author for what seems an impossible distance to run. It does get somewhat annoying that the words 'Sri Chimnoy' appear on what feels like every page, its as though he's paid for every time he writes it, and it gets a bit away with the fairies on spiritual side of things for my liking at times. That said its well worth a go as it takes endurance to another level.
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I read this book in one go - it was that good!

It really gives you an insight into what it is like to run the world's longest race (3100 miles) - 4 times! You read about how tough it is, but also how they overcome these problems and many funny anecdotes about how the runners cope with daily life.

Read it - you will be inspired!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Joyful book on a seemingly impossible physical feat! 9 Feb. 2013
By ILC reader - Published on Amazon.com
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It's difficult to comprehend what is needed to run such crazy distances or understand what people go through. But the book is a really honest, inspiring and sometimes humorous look at the longest race in the world. Definitely worth a read for anyone interested in running or challenging themselves.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great read 5 Jan. 2013
By Patrick Felstead - Published on Amazon.com
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An amazing story, read in context of my interest in marathon and ultra marathon's to see how Grahak coped with the pain. It was a bit too spiritual for me in places, but if you want to know how these people run for 51 days straight, almost 3 marathons a day, this is a great read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Incredibly entertaining runner's journey 1 Jan. 2013
By chisholm deupree - Published on Amazon.com
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I have only imagined what 3100 miles of summer running on a half mile concrete loop would be like. This book is a real treat to read.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beyond the Marathon 16 Dec. 2012
By Animesh Harrington - Published on Amazon.com
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`Beyond the Marathon' by Grahak Cunningham is one of those books you just can't put down until you've finished.

His description of what it takes to run the world's longest certified foot race, the Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race, has you believing that there is no such thing as impossibility.

You're with him every excruciating step of the way -- from the trepidation of his first race in 2007 to his ultimate winning victory in 2012 -- as he puts in 18 hours a day for more than six weeks, running 5649 laps around a blistering-hard concrete block in New York City.

It's a story of inner determination and dauntless courage; of solitude and friendships; of harrowing despair and side-splitting humour. Grahak has been through it all and has come out the other side still smiling.

His writing style reflects his personality: relaxed, cheerful and focused, all underpinned by a will of steel and an unshakeable faith.

He is an inspiration not only for his extraordinary athletic achievements, but in the way he is able to so clearly communicate the message of `self-transcendence' which has become the motto of his life.

For anyone who dreams of challenging the limits of human endurance, or even for those with the more modest goal of self-improvement, there is inspiration here on every page. In short, this is a book you'll never regret buying.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thanks for the motivation 1 Jan. 2013
By Vidagdha - Published on Amazon.com
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Loved the book -- the easygoing philosophical style, the humour, the sheer grittiness of tackling that course day after day, during a steaming New York summer. Grahak is such a humble runner and narrator. As the book progresses, you begin to understand how he survived the 3100-mile races in 2007, 2008 and 2009. In fact, most of the book is about his toughest races. But by the end, you realise that a champion emerged from all these struggles. Grahak not only won the event in 2012, after a three year layoff, but seems to have arrived at a new place in his heart and in his life beyond the race course. His determination, confidence and courage are uplifting and infectious!
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