North: Finding My Way While Running the Appalachian Trail

By Scott Jurek , with Jenny Jurek
Read by Scott Jurek and Jenny Jurek

unabridged

Format: CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781478916710

  • ISBN: 9781478996491

Runtime: 8.93 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

From the author of the bestseller Eat and Run, a thrilling new memoir about his grueling, exhilarating, and immensely inspiring 46-day run to break the speed record for the Appalachian Trail.

Scott Jurek is one of the world’s best known and most beloved ultrarunners. Renowned for his remarkable endurance and speed, achieved on a vegan diet, he’s finished first in nearly all of ultrarunning’s elite events over the course of his career.

But after two decades of racing, training, speaking, and touring, Jurek felt an urgent need to discover something new about himself. So he set out on a wholly unique challenge, one that would force him to grow as a person and as an athlete: breaking the speed record for the Appalachian Trail. North is the story of the 2189-mile journey that nearly shattered him.

With his wife, Jenny, and a team of friends supporting him, Jurek ran, hiked, and stumbled his way north, one white blaze at a time. A stunning narrative of perseverance and personal transformation, North is a portrait of a man stripped bare on the most demanding and transcendent effort of his life. It will inspire runners and non-runners alike to keep striving for their personal best.

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Author Bio: Scott Jurek

Scott Jurek, consideredone of the greatest runners of all time, has claimed multiple victories in the historic 153-mile Spartathlon, the Hardrock Hundred, the Badwater 135-Mile Ultramarathon, and the Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run, which he won a record seven straight times, among many others. He has been named a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year and one of Sports Illustrated‘s Fittest 50. The New York Times bestselling author of Eat and Run and a main character in the book Born to Run, he has been featured in the New York Times, CNN, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Time, and ESPN Magazine.

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 8.93
Audience: Adult
Language: English