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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.
Excellent! Easy read. Very inspirational. A must read for any runner.Published 6 days ago by A. Crandall
Very good book. A lot of running books make it sound easy...Dean Karnazes lets you feel the actual pain of running ultra distance.Published 10 days ago by Ms F
Awesome book! Bought for many friends and they all love it. It's fun and entertaining. You never thought humans can do such things. it's motivatingPublished 12 days ago by Fan
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 2 months ago by Aaron butler