John Hanc is a New York-based author, journalist, educator and runner, whose 10 books cover a wide range of topics, but usually have these things in common:
a) in one way or another, they're about people, past and present, who do extraordinary, inspiring and sometimes crazy things.
b) most of what he writes about happens outdoors.
c) most of the people involved are usually in motion.
Cases in point are two of his books that have won national awards from the American Society of Journalists and Authors:
*"The Coolest Race on Earth," a memoir of Hanc's participation in the Antarctica Marathon
* "Not Dead Yet," the memoir of Phil Southerland, a Type 1 diabetic and professional bike racer, and the founder of Team Type 1.