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The rise of the ultra runners : a journey to the edge of human endurance / Adharanand Finn.

By: Finn, Adharanand.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London, England : Guardian Faber, 2019Description: x, 369 pages ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1783351322; 9781783351329.Subject(s): Ultra running | Long-distance running | Long-distance runners | Running -- Social aspectsDDC classification: 796.425 Summary: Once the preserve of the most hardcore enthusiasts, ultra running is now a thriving global industry, with hundreds of thousands of competitors each year. 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 The Rise of the Ultra Runners, 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 running ultras everywhere from the deserts of Oman to the Rocky Mountains, Finn offers a fascinating account of people testing the boundaries of human endeavour.
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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.

Once the preserve of the most hardcore enthusiasts, ultra running is now a thriving global industry, with hundreds of thousands of competitors each year. 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 The Rise of the Ultra Runners, 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 running ultras everywhere from the deserts of Oman to the Rocky Mountains, Finn offers a fascinating account of people testing the boundaries of human endeavour.