About the Author
Brian Stark attributes his success as a distance runner to his parents who drove 300 miles away from a pit stop on a family vacation before they realized that he had gotten out of the van. Brian was nine years old. He started running after the van and hasn't stopped. Since completing his 10,000th mile in high school, he has crossed 26 states on foot, including one solo-5000-mile trail run across America. With a fair amount of endurance, uncanny luck, and the assistance of hundreds of strangers, learn how America is really doing, from one who crossed its forgotten byways at six miles per hour.