ULTRAMARATHON MAN: Confessions of an All-Night Runner

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Extreme-endurance athlete Karnazes chronicles his running career.It didn't begin auspiciously. After a single high-school season on the cross-country team, he quit and didn't run again until his 30th birthday. That night, after a drink at the bar, he ran 30 miles from San Francisco to Half Moon Bay—a mere sprint compared to the distances he's covered since then. Karnazes has engaged in athletic ... Read full review

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Ever since I read the first page, I've started a race in my head; so when I finished the book, I felt physically exhausted...and I kept on running...and running...for two months already!

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Awesome book. I love reading this book. I found his feats interesting and impressive and inspirational. Many don't like the way he describes his amazing running abilities and feats but I found the whole story was wonderfully written. Its an autobiography, so there is no getting around describing how he became an ultra running machine. Anybody who starts running like this is going to become a running machine and get ripped and I'm sure they would be pretty proud of the fact. I don't think he comes across as boastful-just matter of fact. 

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