Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness by Scott Jurek, Steve Friedman

By Scott Jurek, Steve Friedman

For almost twenty years, Scott Jurek has been a dominant force—and darling—in the grueling and transforming into game of ultrarunning. In 1999, as a whole unknown, he took the lead of the Western States patience Run, a 100-mile traverse over the previous Gold Rush trails of the California Sierra Nevada. He gained that race seven years in a row, atmosphere a path checklist alongside the way in which. two times he gained the Badwater Ultramarathon, a 135-mile “jaunt” via demise Valley. lately he set an American checklist of 165.7 miles in 24 hours—6 0.5 marathons in a single day. And he used to be one of many elite runners who traveled to Mexico to run with the Tarahumara Indians, as profiled within the bestseller Born to Run. His accomplishments are not anything in need of awesome, yet that he has accomplished all of this on a plant-based vitamin makes his tale all of the extra so.

In consume and Run, Scott Jurek opens up approximately his lifestyles and career—as an elite athlete and a vegan—and conjures up runners at each point. From his Midwestern adolescence searching, fishing, and cooking for his meat-and-potatoes family members, to his early beginnings in working (he hated it), to his sluggish transition to ultrarunning and veganism, to his world-spanning, record-breaking races, Scott’s tale exhibits the ability of an iron will and blows aside the entire stereotypes of what athletes may still devour to gasoline optimum functionality. Chock-full of great, on-the-brink tales of patience and pageant, interesting technology, and available functional advice—including his personal favourite plant-based recipes—Eat and Run will inspire everybody to “go the distance,” no matter if that implies getting out for that first run, increasing your nutrients horizons, or just exploring the bounds of your individual power.

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