26.2 Stories of Blisters and Bliss
Rodale Books, Hardcover, 9781605292793, 260pp.
Publication Date: March 1, 2011
In his follow-up to the best-selling "Ultramarathon Man" which "Sports Illustrated" called "fascinating" and the "New York Times" said was "full of euphoric highs" world-renowned ultramarathoner Dean Karnazes chronicles his unbelievable exploits and explorations in gripping detail. Karnazes runs for days on end without rest, across some of the most exotic and inhospitable places on earth, including the Australian outback, Antarctica, and the Tenderloin District of San Francisco.
From the downright hilarious to the truly profound, the linked stories in Run create an unforgettable tableau, providing readers with the ultimate escape and offering a rare glimpse into the mind-set and motivation of an extreme athlete. Karnazes addresses the pain and perseverance and also charts his emotional state as he pushes the edges of human achievement. The tales of the friendships he's cultivated on his many adventures around the world warm the heart and are sure to captivate and inspire readers whether they run great distances, modest distances, or not at all.
“Dean is not an athlete of clichés but a man who deeply inhabits his life as a runner. He does that with a really solid sense of humor and an understanding that life…and running…can be very entertaining!”
—Bill Rodgers, winner of the Boston and New York City marathons
“Iron man Dean Karnazes is no mere mortal.”—Time “Running with Karnazes [is] like setting up one’s easel next to Monet or Picasso.”—The New York Times “The undisputed king of the ultras, who has not only pushed the envelope but blasted it to bits.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer “A ‘short’ run with Dean could land you far from home.”—The Washington Post “The indefatigable man."—Esquire “Ultrarunning legend”—Men’s Journal “Money and fame aside, Karnazes [is] motivated by a primal need more than anything else.” —Outside