Eat & Run
My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon GreatnessUnknown - 2012
For nearly two decades, Scott Jurek has been a dominant force -- and darling -- in the gruelling and growing sport of ultrarunning. In 1999, a complete unknown, he took the lead in the Western States Endurance Run, a 100-mile jaunt over the Gold Rush trails of the Sierra Nevada. He went on to win that race seven years in a row. Jurek was also one of the elite runners who travelled to Mexico to run with the Tarahumara Indians, as profiled in the bestseller "Born to Run." Jurek's accomplishments are nothing short of extraordinary -- and all achieved on a plant-based diet. In "Eat and Run, " Jurek opens up about his life and career -- as an elite athlete and a vegan -- and inspires runners at every level. From his Midwestern childhood of hunting and fishing to his slow transition to ultrarunning and veganism to his epic, record-breaking races, Jurek's story shows the power of an iron will and the importance of thinking of food as fuel. Full of stories of endurance and competition as well as practical advice and some of his original recipes, "Eat and Run" will motivate people to go the distance, whether that means getting out for a first run, expanding food horizons, or simply exploring the limits of human potential. AUTHOR: Scott Jurek is a world-renowned ultramarathon runner who trains and races on a vegan diet. He has prominently appeared in two New York Times bestsellers, Born to Run and The 4-Hour Body and has been featured in The New York Times, CNN, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, ESPN Magazine, Outside, Men's Journal, Runner's World, Yoga Journal, Veg News, and many other media. Known and admired for his earth-conscious lifestyle, Scott is also a highly sought after motivational speaker, physical therapist, coach and chef. He has delivered talks to numerous organizations, including Microsoft, Starbucks, and Patagonia. Steve Friedman's stories have been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Esquire, GQ, The Best of Outside, The Best American Travel Writing and, six times, The Best American Sports Writing. He is the author of Lost on Treasure Island, Driving Lessons, and The Gentleman's Guide to Life, and co-author of The New York Times Best Seller, Loose Balls. A St. Louis native and graduate of Stanford University, Friedman lives in New York City, where he is Writer at Large for the Rodale Sports Group.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012.
Branch Call Number: 796.4252 JUREK S
Characteristics: xi, 260 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.