March 17, 2005
March 17, 2005
An extreme marathon runner, one of
Marathon runner Dean Karnazes, who despite his awesome achievements, insists he's just a "regular guy," writes about his life, emphasizing the joys (and woes) of running, which he sees as a challenge, an escape, a physical pleasure, and a way of exploring parts of the world he would otherwise never know. Karnazes began running as a young child (dashing the mile home from kindergarten) and continued through college, then dropped it--returning to the sport after a dramatic incident that occurred on his 30th birthday. In this frank and funny memoir, he writes about his childhood, his college running, his coaches, and the joys of marriage and parenthood. Throughout, he stresses the satisfaction he gets from pushing himself to the limit, but he doesn't neglect the downsides--pain, blisters, vomiting, blackouts, running in extreme heat and extreme cold. Karnazes's appealing account of his life so far is far from the usual celebrity puff piece. It's the testament of a likable, hard-driving man who loves what he does but who knows how to keep some perspective.
- Genre: Sports + Recreation, Biography + Autobiography
- Subgenre: General, Running + Jogging, Sports
- Language: English
- Author: Dean Karnazes
- Online Item #: 11787827
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-22-4333
- ISBN: 9781585422784
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported