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Running Beyond the Marathon: insights into the longest footrace in the world Kindle Edition
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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!
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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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.
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