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And Then the Vulture Eats You : True Tales about Ultramarathons and Those Who Run Them
by Jr. John L. Parker


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-It won't matter whether or not you've attempted an ultra, or whether or not you even dream of one. If you enjoy running and reading, you'll want this book.---David Meyers, Running Journal

The best writers in the sport of running describe the last frontier of long-distance events: races longer than a marathon.  Read more...


 
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Overview

-It won't matter whether or not you've attempted an ultra, or whether or not you even dream of one. If you enjoy running and reading, you'll want this book.---David Meyers, Running Journal

The best writers in the sport of running describe the last frontier of long-distance events: races longer than a marathon.

James Shapiro begins by relating with heart-rending detail his experiences in a six-day race in -Swifts on the Wing.- In -To the Limit and Beyond, - Kenny Moore takes you through the Great Hawaiian Footrace, a horrendous six-day ordeal that seemingly changes his life. Don Kardong, one of the wittiest and most personable writers in the sport, in -Le Grizz- goes the fifty-mile distance at the infamous race. Ed Ayres, former editor of Running Times, takes on the Western States 100 in -Wings of Icarus, - and the event turns out to be a kind of catharsis in his life. In -Road Warriors, - Hal Higdon's report on his group's attempt to run across the state of Indiana is a lighthearted, self-imposed challenge that turns into a spiritual odyssey. Tom Hart attempts to run a solo thirty-seven-miler on his thirty-seventh birthday, which reveals that an ultra is more than a feat of endurance, it is a journey into self. John L. Parker, Jr. ends with -And Then the Vulture Eats You, - an uproarious analysis of ultra runners.

A book for all ultra runners, and for curious -normal- runners.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781891369926
  • ISBN-10: 189136992X
  • Publisher: Breakaway Books
  • Publish Date: September 2011
  • Page Count: 176
  • Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.6 pounds


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