The Extra Mile

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The Extra Mile

One Woman's Personal Journey to Ultrarunning Greatness

By Pam Reed

Rodale Books, Paperback, 9781594867309, 257pp.

Publication Date: September 18, 2007


One year after her astonishing victory at the Badwater Ultramarathon, Pam Reed again made distance running history when she braved the hottest weather in years 135 degrees to successfully defend her title. How does this 100-pound mother and stepmother of five muster the endurance and courage for the 28-hour climb from the hottest desert floor on Earth to the shadow of the continental United States' tallest point?

In "The Extra Mile" we watch this ultramarathon champion seek balance in her life as a wife, mother, athlete, and entrepreneur. With astonishing candor she tells of her 15-year-long battle with anorexia."" And she helps us to understand her passion for ultrarunning to discover how far the human body can be pushed.

About the Author
PAM REED has twice won the Badwater Ultramarathon, the world's toughest running event. She is the American women's record-holder in the 24-hour run (138.94 miles) and 48-hour run (220 miles). Reed has been featured on "60 Minutes, " CNN, and "The Late Show with David Letterman, " as well as in the "New York Times, Sports Illustrated, " and "Runner's World. "She lives in Tucson, Arizona, and Jackson, Wyoming.

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