Ultrarunner Scott Jurek delivers an inspiring memoir of a remarkable running career, fueled by an entirely plant-based diet, in Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness. Jurek won the 100-mile Western States Endurance Run seven years in a row and here he explains how he came to running and then to veganism.
Running for My Life: One Lost Boy’s Journey from the Killing Fields of Sudan to the Olympic Games is the inspiring true story of Lopez Lomong, a Sudanese “lost boy” who achieved his dream of becoming an American citizen and Olympic athlete.
Adharanand Finn wanted to know why Kenyans routinely win the world’s big races. So he moved his family to Kenya, home to hundreds of world-class runners, and trained in their camps, in Running with the Kenyans: Passion, Adventure, and the Secrets of the Fastest People on Earth.
Finding Ultra: Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World’s Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself recounts Rich Roll’s remarkable journey from an overweight 40-year-old to the starting line of the elite 320-mile Ultraman competition in a beautifully written portrait of what willpower can accomplish.
Check out these other new running books: The Beginning Runner’s Handbook; Runner’s World Run Less, Run Faster; Runner’s World Big Book of Marathon and Half-Marathon Training; and Running for Women.