The World's Toughest Endurance Challenges

The World's Toughest Endurance Challenges

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By (author) Richard Hoad, By (author) Paul Moore

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  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Sport
  • Format: Hardback | 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 250mm x 258mm x 250mm | 1,373g
  • Publication date: 22 November 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 140815885X
  • ISBN 13: 9781408158852
  • Illustrations note: Full colour photography and maps
  • Sales rank: 88,216

Product description

Across 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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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.

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`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