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“Great summer beach read for the thinking runner...engrossing...if you're looking for the ideal running-related summer read, look no further than To Be a Runner. It is characterized by a rare combination of lightness and substance that makes it a pleasure to read.” ―Matt Fitzgerald, Competitor.com
“Attention all runners. If running is your life, your lifeline, your escape, or even if you're hopelessly caught up in the What Makes Sammy Run rat race – this is your book.” ―New York Times best-selling author James Patterson
“Anyone who has run has a story to tell as a result and usually behind that story is an important life lesson if we have open eyes to see it. To Be A Runner shares lessons that have been learned through the rocky, hard, sweat-filled miles as well as those miles that float by effortlessly, with extreme joy, and elation. Running is the ultimate school master. I learn something about myself, others, and life every time I lace up my shoes and head out the door. Whether you are a seasoned runner that can relate to the lessons shared in To Be A Runner or are just a beginner looking to avoid some of those painful lessons that those who have gone before can attest to you will be sure to find some gold nuggets to take with you for your next run around the block.” ―Ryan Hall, Olympian and American record holder in the half-marathon and cofounder of a The Steps Foundation, a growing community of radical runners stepping together to end global poverty
“Martin Dugard on running is like reading Anne LaMott on faith, John Grisham on law, or William S. Burroughs on drugs. He is entertaining, enlightening and inspiring. Read this book, but keep your running shoes close by. Because when you put it down, you're gonna want to go find a trail.” ―Austin Murphy, Sports Illustrated Senior Writer
“Martin Dugard has filled every role a runner can--athlete, teammate, coach, adventurer, wanderer--and, as such, writes with a perspective any runner can appreciate. Whether you're a beginner or an ultra-runner, you'll see yourself in this book, which is a testament to the important places that running takes you.” ―Dimity McDowell, co-author, Run Like A Mother: How to Get Moving and Not Lose Your Family, Job or Sanity
Getting through endurance runner Martin Dugard's Book, To Be A Runner, was, for me, an endurance test in and of itself. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Naseem Rakha
Book was passionate on the topic of running. Anyone who has structured their life around a laser focus on running will appreciate the author's approach to life and running.Published 16 months ago by komalley65
Unfortunately I don't have much time to read so it's taking me a long time to read it but it's very humorous and fun to read.Published 18 months ago by Coleen Gracyk-wooten
Decent read. He covers a lot of personal running journeys etc. The insight on coaching and writing books is ok too.Published 20 months ago by Ted Flickinger
To be a Runner is a nice read for anyone who has been running for a while or is new to running.Published 20 months ago by Michael R. Dicello
I love this book. It takes me places i have been and want to go. It relates real life and how running can influence the way we live and builds who we are... Read morePublished 23 months ago by tiffany kenny
I'm always looking for something to inspire me into liking running. I run, I can't say I particularly enjoy it all the time, but I always feel like I've accomplished something... Read morePublished on September 8, 2013 by M. Reynard
Quick read with many great stories about running. I've read this and also given it as a gift. Highly recommend.Published on September 2, 2013 by LindseyM