A Runner's High: Older, Wiser, Slower, Stronger -
A Runner's High: Older, Wiser, Slower, Stronger -

A Runner's High: Older, Wiser, Slower, Stronger

Older, Wiser, Slower, Stronger

Trade Paperback

$32.99

delivery message Free delivery for orders over $60.00

Add to Favourites
Delivered in 3 - 7 days
Available for Click and Collect
Dean Karnazes has pushed his body and mind to inconceivable limits, from running in the shoe-melting heat of Death Valley to the lung-freezing cold of the South Pole. He's raced and competed across the globe and once ran 50 marathons, in 50 states, in 50 consecutive days. In A Runner's High, Karnazes chronicles his return to the Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run in his mid-fifties after first completing the race decades ago. The Western States, infamous for its rugged terrain and extreme temperatures, becomes the most demanding competition of his life, a physical and emotional reckoning and a battle to stay true to one's purpose. Confronting his age, wearying body, career path and life choices, we see Karnazes as we never have before, raw and exposed. A Runner's High is both an endorphin-fuelled page-turner and a love letter to the sport from one of its most celebrated ambassadors. 'Running with Karnazes is like setting up one's easel next to Monet of Picasso.' - The New York Times 'Dean makes the extraordinary look easy.' - GQ 'The indefatigable human.' - Wired

Product code: 9781838953829

ISBN 9781838953829
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H234xW158xS18
No. Of Pages 256
Publisher Atlantic Books
On Sale Date 16/07/2021
Edition Export/Airside
Dean Karnazes has pushed his body and mind to inconceivable limits, from running in the shoe-melting heat of Death Valley to the lung-freezing cold of the South Pole. He's raced and competed across the globe and once ran 50 marathons, in 50 states, in 50 consecutive days. In A Runner's High, Karnazes chronicles his return to the Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run in his mid-fifties after first completing the race decades ago. The Western States, infamous for its rugged terrain and extreme temperatures, becomes the most demanding competition of his life, a physical and emotional reckoning and a battle to stay true to one's purpose. Confronting his age, wearying body, career path and life choices, we see Karnazes as we never have before, raw and exposed. A Runner's High is both an endorphin-fuelled page-turner and a love letter to the sport from one of its most celebrated ambassadors. 'Running with Karnazes is like setting up one's easel next to Monet of Picasso.' - The New York Times 'Dean makes the extraordinary look easy.' - GQ 'The indefatigable human.' - Wired

Customer Reviews

1 reviews
A raw and exposed narrative of this challenging season of life.

Sue, Masterton Paper Plus Staff - August 2021

One of the most recognisable names from the running circuit and celebrated author on his ultra-marathon running. He certainly defies the odds and during a recent radio interview I heard him say he has ‘slept whilst still running’ and had an out of body experience and could see himself running as he hovered above! A truly remarkable sportsman and would be an ideal gift for Father’s Day coming soon. “Dean Karnazes has pushed his body and mind to inconceivable limits, from running in the shoe-melting heat of Death Valley to the lung freezing cold in the South Pole. He’s raced and competed across the globe and once ran 50 marathons, in 50 states, in 50 consecutive days. In this book he chronicles his extraordinary adventures leading up to his return to the Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run in his mid- fifties. The Western States are infamous for rugged terrain and extreme temperatures. Dean confronted his age, wearying body, career path and life choices.” He offers a raw and exposed narrative of this challenging season of life.