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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 text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Personal accounts by Dean are interesting,
A bit over the top for most, but true to its title: a confessional. Read more
Dean Karnazes has a writing style that's authentic. Page by page you'll smile, cringe and laugh. You will want to run, move and be healthier. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Premium7
Excellent! Easy read. Very inspirational. A must read for any runner.Published 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month ago by Fan