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Brian Stark attributes his success as a distance runner to his parents who drove 300 miles away from a pit stop on a family vacation before they realized that he had gotten out of the van. Brian was nine years old. He started running after the van and hasn't stopped. Since completing his 10,000th mile in high school, he has crossed 26 states on foot, including one solo-5000-mile trail run across America. With a fair amount of endurance, uncanny luck, and the assistance of hundreds of strangers, learn how America is really doing, from one who crossed its forgotten byways at six miles per hour.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 292 pages
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse (May 25, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1425929389
  • ISBN-13: 978-1425929381
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,495,314 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is an inspiring, surprising story that would be exciting regardless of who wrote it. But what makes the book work as well as it does is Stark's conversational voice. Reading this book is like being told the most amazing story you've ever heard by the most entertaining eccentric you've ever met. While sitting by a warm campfire. And sipping non-alcoholic sparkling cider.

Seriously, this book is about more than just one man testing himself physically, emotionally, and spiritually; it's about the people who live in this country, and the surprises that you find in the most unexpected places. It's about the unique and moving generosity of everyday people. Also, there's a twist at the end that is AWESOME!!! (I don't want to spoil it -- READ THE BOOK!!!)
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I found this book to be one of the most entertaining pieces of nonfiction that I have ever read. As a runner of over 27 years it is hard to comprehend how Mr. Stark accomplished his incredible feat.

However, this just wasn't about running. This was a true tale of Americana that you just cannot put down. My husband, also an avid runner picked up on a Sunday and finished it the same day, stopping only to eat dinner.

I am also a frequent flier and have shared this story with fellow passengers. I won't let anyone borrow it though. They have to buy it for themselves!
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This is an amazing book about an incredible adventure across America. The superb description of the the people, the places, the kindness of strangers, and the drive and motivation of the author to complete such a monumental task as running across a continent, makes this book an extraordinary reading expierence.
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