Running on Empty: An Ultramarathoner's Story of Love, Loss, and a Record-Setting Run Across America (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Apr 14, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 320 pages
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 A fascinating glimpse into the mind of an ultramarathon runner and the inspirational saga of his run across America.

The ultimate endurance athlete, Marshall Ulrich has run more than one hundred foot races averaging over one hundred miles each, completed twelve expedition-length adventure races, and ascended the seven summits— including Mount Everest. Yet his run from California to New York—the equivalent of running two marathons and a 10k every day for nearly two months straight—proved to be his most challenging effort yet. In Running on Empty he shares the gritty backstory of his run and the excruciating punishments he endured on the road. Ulrich also reaches back nearly thirty years to when the death of his first wife drove him to run from his pain.

Ulrich’s memoir imbues an incredible read with a universal message for athletes and nonathletes alike: face the toughest challenges, overcome debilitating setbacks, and find deep fulfillment in something greater than achievement.


  

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Review: Running on Empty: An Ultramarathoner's Story of Love, Loss, and a Record-Setting Run Across America

User Review  - Ashleigh Overbey - Goodreads

Great book, especially for the avid runner. This book gives insight into what goes through a runner's mind to keep them going. Very enjoyable. Read full review

Review: Running on Empty: An Ultramarathoner's Story of Love, Loss, and a Record-Setting Run Across America

User Review  - Linda - Goodreads

As a marathoner and wanna be ultra runner, I found the book interesting regarding Marshall's obstacles and how he overcame them to finish. He is truly a gifted athlete. I could have used less of the ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Marshall Ulrich is an extreme-endurance athlete, ultrarunner, mountaineer, and adventure racer. His career has earned him wins, records, and firsts on some of the toughest courses in the world and has taken him to the top of the highest mountains. He lives in Idaho Springs, Colorado.

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