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North : finding my way while running the Appalachian Trail / Scott Jurek with Jenny Jurek.

Jurek, Scott, 1973- (author.). Jurek, Jenny, (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

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Summary:

Scott Jurek is one of the world's best known and most beloved ultrarunners. Renowned for his remarkable endurance and speed, accomplished on a vegan diet, he's finished first in nearly all of ultrarunning's elite events over the course of his career. But after two decades of racing, training, speaking, and touring, Jurek felt an urgent need to discover something new about himself. He embarked on a wholly unique challenge, one that would force him to grow as a person and as an athlete: breaking the speed record for the Appalachian Trail. North is the story of the 2,189-mile journey that nearly shattered him. When he set out in the spring of 2015, Jurek anticipated punishing terrain, forbidding weather, and inevitable injuries. He would have to run nearly 50 miles a day, every day, for almost seven weeks. He knew he would be pushing himself to the limit, that comfort and rest would be in short supply -- but he couldn't have imagined the physical and emotional toll the trip would exact, nor the rewards it would offer.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library 796.425 JUR 2018 (Text) 33892100537449 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 05/15/2018 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780316433792 :
  • ISBN: 0316433799 :
  • Physical Description: x, 292 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2018.

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Scott Jurek is one of the world's best known and most beloved ultrarunners. Renowned for his remarkable endurance and speed, accomplished on a vegan diet, he's finished first in nearly all of ultrarunning's elite events over the course of his career. But after two decades of racing, training, speaking, and touring, Jurek felt an urgent need to discover something new about himself. He embarked on a wholly unique challenge, one that would force him to grow as a person and as an athlete: breaking the speed record for the Appalachian Trail. North is the story of the 2,189-mile journey that nearly shattered him. When he set out in the spring of 2015, Jurek anticipated punishing terrain, forbidding weather, and inevitable injuries. He would have to run nearly 50 miles a day, every day, for almost seven weeks. He knew he would be pushing himself to the limit, that comfort and rest would be in short supply -- but he couldn't have imagined the physical and emotional toll the trip would exact, nor the rewards it would offer.
Subject: Jurek, Scott, 1973-
Runners (Sports)
Long-distance runners > United States > Biography.
Ultra running.
Appalachian Trail.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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