Extreme Running

Extreme Running


By (author) Kym McConnell, By (author) Dave Horsley, Foreword by Sir Ranulph Fiennes

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  • Publisher: PAVILION BOOKS
  • Format: Hardback | 160 pages
  • Dimensions: 218mm x 272mm x 20mm | 900g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2007
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1862057567
  • ISBN 13: 9781862057562
  • Illustrations note: Over 150 colour
  • Sales rank: 665,439

Product description

Running is an inexpensive, convenient and increasingly popular sport, but some take it to the limit. From cold weather running in Alaska to the intense heat of the Sahara Marathon, a number of athletes choose to pit themselves against the elements. Extremes of environment, route and geography are another challenge, from trails through dense jungle to soaring mountain ranges. The rewards are the experiences of a lifetime, the sense of having been to largely unexplored places and the realisation of unique ambitions. Never before has there been a manual to pull together all the elements of this new, but fast growing sport. The book features over 150 stunning images and amusing, informative text.

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Author information

Kym McConnell has competed in extreme events for nearly 20 years. He has run an extreme foot race on every continent, including ultra-distance races in the Himalayas, Amazon, Antarctica, Arctic and the Sahara, and competed in various multi-disciplinary competitions including a 39th place in the World Multisport Championships -- a 243km run/cycle/kayak race. Dave Horsley has always had a love for the outdoors and running, graduating from cross-country to the marathon.

Review quote

"Don't you just hate those hearty types who jog past your sun lounger as you're ordering your first poolside pina colada at 9am? Extreme Running is not for you, then. The book lists details of challenges such as the Marathon des Sables in Morocco, the Badwater Ultramarathon in California and the Antartic Ice Marathon among others, if you ever change your mind." The Times