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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Velo Press (November 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1934030910
  • ISBN-13: 978-1934030912
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 10.2 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #477,646 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“Fantastic! The World's Toughest Endurance Challenges brings every event to life with incredible stories and photographs. Having spent decades on many of these courses myself, it gave me goose bumps to see them captured in such vivid detail.” — Ian Adamson, 7x Adventure Race World Champion, 3x ESPN X-Games Medal Winner, 3x Guinness World Record Holder for Endurance Kayaking

About the Author

Richard Hoad is a qualified triathlon coach, regular competitor in triathlons of all distances and a sub-10 hour long-distance triathlon finisher.

Paul Moore is Head of Digital at one of the UK’s largest triathlon magazines, Triathlete Europe. He is also a keen triathlete and competes in numerous multisports events around the world.


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The photos in the book are great.
P. Halderman
Each of the endurance races takes up about 4 pages, making for a great quick read whenever the book catches your eye.
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We've done our share of crazy endurance events so this book just makes of dream of even more fun things to try.
V. Vaquero

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on March 4, 2013
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This is a great coffee table book. Each of the endurance races takes up about 4 pages, making for a great quick read whenever the book catches your eye. The races are very interesting and well described.
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This is a great resource for any runner who likes to travel the planet and compete. There is plenty in it for people starting out in endurance events to the worlds longest race the 3100 mile race. Each event is broken down and often interviews a competitor or organizer. It is also filled with great photos. Well worth a read, a lot of effort has gone into it.
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By Lee B Croft on July 8, 2013
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As an inveterate triathlon competitor I really appreciated getting this book as a gift. The extreme endurance events described in it really cover the globe. The chapters are titled: Europe (13 events), Africa (7 events), Asia (2 events), Australia (2 events), North America (16 events, including the Leadville 100 run, The Catalina Channel swim, the Iditarod sled-dog race, and the late Sri Chinmoy's Self-transcendence 3100 Mile Race), South America (3 events), Antarctica (the Extreme World Races South Pole Race), and Cross-Continent (6 events). The parameters of the events (temperature, altitude, distance, terrain, mental, elevation change, technical skill, weather, and currents) are well explained on the over-all theme of being "tough." The authors then describe each event systematically, giving the "key facts" (where, when, contact website, etc) and analyses, accompanied by outstanding photography and illustrative maps. At the end of each event segment is an interview with a former participant. This is the feature I most enjoyed reading. Criticisms are few. The English Channel swim is treated separately, yet it is a part of the earlier cited Enduroman Arch to Arc triathlon. But this just gives the authors the opportunity to feature athletes Rachael Cadman (the Enduroman) and Michael Read ("King of the Channel"). Also, I appreciate it that the authors do not just feature the winners, but include interviews of all-levels of participants, even some of those who failed to finish. I felt that the section on "Freediving" was at variance with the authors' own guidelines about what events to include, lacking a listed organizing body and having no "predetermined start and stop point." Competitive Freediving is more dangerous than the others, in my opinion...Read more ›
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By TriLife on June 9, 2013
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This book was awesome. I read it in no time. Great descriptions of these epic challenges with beautiful pictures. The only issue I have, now I have way too many endurance goal races!
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By J. Newman on February 20, 2013
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I now have a few more things for the bucket list. The only problem with books like this is these are the toughest the authors know about, not the worlds toughest. I can see additional volumes coming out as they find out about more events.

And one tiny thing. I am fine with having your measurements in metric, but using stone to the side in parentheses rather than pounds? Really?
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By Cpt. Ashby on February 11, 2013
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THE SUBJECT AND CONTENT WERE EXCELLENT!

i WOULD RECCOMEND THIS TO ANYONE WHO IS AN ENDURANCE ATHLETE!

IM ACTUALLY CONCIDERING ONE OF THEM!
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This book has an excellent photography and good reading. Perfect coffe table book. Useful tool to start your endurance conversation.
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By Bonnie on January 20, 2013
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This was a gift for a triathlete and he was excited to read it! Pictures were fabulous! And events sure were extreme!
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