The Rise of the Ultra Runners (Paperback)

A Journey Into the Heart of the World's Toughest Sport

By Adharanand Finn

Guardian Faber Publishing, 9781783351329, 320pp.

Publication Date: May 28, 2019

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Hardcover (5/7/2019)
Compact Disc (5/7/2019)
MP3 CD (5/7/2019)

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Ultra running is one of the fastest growing sports in the world, with an ever-expanding cohort of fans and competitors. But is the rise of this most brutal and challenging sport - with races that extend into hundreds of miles - an antidote to modern life, or a symptom of a modern illness? In Ultra Running, award-winning author Adharanand Finn travels to the heart of the sport to investigate the reasons behind its rise, and to discover what it takes to be an ultra runner. Through encounters with the extreme and colourful characters of the ultramarathon world, and his own experiences of training for the 106-mile Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc, Finn offers a fascinating account of people testing the boundaries of human endeavour.