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    DescriptionAcross the world seemingly ordinary people are undertaking extraordinary challenges that will push their limits to achieve the improbable - by sea, bike, foot or sled. From the Badwater Ultramarathon in the unforgiving heat of Death Valley in California to the freezing wilderness of Alaska, these once-in-a-lifetime experiences are increasingly popular, and strangely addictive. For a certain breed of competitor, there is an unbreakable drive to see exactly how much the body and will can endure. Ultra-endurance events in the hottest, coldest, highest, most remote locations - these are no Sunday morning excursions but gruelling fights for survival and victory. This book looks at 50 of the most extreme marathons, triathlons, bike rides and other iconic endurance events from around the globe. The World's Toughest Endurance Challenges is a truly inspiring and beautiful collection of what we can achieve when racing to the limits. With full-colour stunning photography, coverage of every detail of these cruel challenges and including accounts of competitors who have lived to tell the tale, this book is a wonderful testament to those who face Mother Nature and survive.

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    The World's Toughest Endurance Challenges
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Richard Hoad, By (author) Paul Moore
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 250 mm
    Height: 250 mm
    Thickness: 258 mm
    Weight: 1,373 g
    ISBN 13: 9781408158852
    ISBN 10: 140815885X

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.0
    BIC E4L: SPO
    BISAC V2.8: SPO046000, SPO011000, SPO035000, SPO064000, SPO048000, SPO043000
    BIC subject category V2: WSE
    DC23: 796.046
    Illustrations note
    Full colour photography and maps
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Bloomsbury Sport
    Publication date
    22 November 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Richard Hoad is a qualified triathlon coach, regular competitor in triathlons of all distances and a sub-10 hour long-distance triathlon finisher. Paul Moore is Head of Digital at one of the UK's largest triathlon magazines, Triathlete Europe. He is also a keen triathlete and competes in numerous multisports events around the world.
    Review quote
    `Fantastic! `The World's Toughest Endurance Challenges` brings every event to life with incredible stories and photographs. Having spent decades on many of these courses myself, it gave me goose bumps to see them captured in such vivid detail.` -- Ian Adamson, 7x Adventure Race World Champion, 3x ESPN X-Games Medal Winner, 3x Guinness World Record Holder for Endurance Kayaking