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Despite his considerable athleticism, "Karno" argues that the first half of any race is run with one's body, and the second half with the mind. Without delving into excessively touchy-feely territory, he explores "the possibilities of self" as he completes an ultra-marathon in 120-degree heat in Death Valley, and later the first-ever marathon at the South Pole. It's an odd combination: a California surfer dude contemplating how, as Socrates said, "Suffering leads to wisdom." But Karnazes's self-motivation is utterly intriguing, and it's impossible to read this memoir without wanting to go out and run a marathon yourself.--Erica Jorgensen
This is an inspiring book and it is also well written and easy to read.
Dean Karnazes has repeatedly pushed his body beyond limits that most of us would consider impossible, and in so doing shows us what we are capable of.
What I liked most about the book is how this guy keeps trying, even when things seemed so bad.
I really enjoyed this well written book.. Despite what some of the other reviews say (which seemed to me like they never actually read the book) it is s must read for any lover of... Read morePublished 10 days ago by Aaron butler
I started running in middle school some where in college stopped, and been trying to go back at it, during the journey of reading this book has with out a doubt helped me start... Read morePublished 15 days ago by JPCZ
This is a great read for anyone. I went from barely jogging to running half marathons. No I am going for professional golf. I would highly recommend. Read morePublished 1 month ago by idlb6f
This book is awesome and you will not want to put it down. Dean's stories entertain and motivate! The things he has done will blow your mind. Read morePublished 1 month ago by B-max
Flew through it in a couple days. Very good book, I would read it again!Published 1 month ago by Cameron harper
Excellent book! A rare insight into what makes an ultra marathoner tick.Published 1 month ago by Michael Cousins
Es un libro claro, divertido y fácil de leer. Especialmente si también eres runner ayuda mucho en la motivación y en encontrar cada uno su propia forma.Published 1 month ago by betito72