Surviving the Toughest Race on Earth

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McGraw Hill, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 202 pages
Adventure, danger, and exotic places are at the heart of the most difficult race in the world. International teams battle time, the elements, and physical and emotional exhaustion in some of the wildest landscapes on the planet from the jungles of Borneo to the peaks of the Andes. Only a fraction of the competing teams are able to finish a typical adventure race, as fatigue and injuries take a continual toll. This book is a dramatic, fascinating and intensely personal story of a journalist who has been covering adventure racing from its early days, both as a reporter and a competitor.

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In the true spirit of a participant/observer's way to knowledge, sports journalist Dugard tackles the vigorously insane sport of adventure racing. Any way you slice it, the Raid Gauloises is an ... Read full review


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About the author (1998)

Martin Dugard is one of today's foremost adventure writers. His work appears regularly in "GQ", "Sports Illustrated" & "Esquire". He won the 1997 Dallas Press Club "Katie" award for Best Magazine Sports Story. An avid adventurer himself, Dugard has completed the Raid Gauloises adventure race three times. He is co-holder of the Around the World Speed Record (New York New York in 31 hours, 28 minutes) & he makes his home with his wife & three boys in Orange County, California.

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