"Heart-stopping stuff. The world's #7 biggest sports bestseller."
"Full of euphoric highs. Rusisng with Karnazes [is] like setting up one's easel next to Money or Picasso... His book describes a journey into distance running that is much less about sweat than about the emotional terrain that unfolds at the frontier of endurance."--The New York Times
"[Karnazes'] spirited memoir... can help mere mortals who want to push past their perceived limits or simply jump-start their sedentary lives."--Chicago Tribune
"There is clearly something Nietzschean in Karnaze's makeup...that whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger.'--Los Angeles Times
"Iron man Dean Karnazes is no mere mortal."--Time
"Makes the extraordinary look easy."--GQ
"An exhibition of unadulterated courage and mental and physical stamina [for] anyone who likes to read about ordinary people doing extraordinary things."--Boston Globe
"Dean's masochism is a reader's pleasure."--Publishers Weekly
"The perfect escapist fantasy for couch potatoes and weekend warriors alike."--Kirkus Reviews
"Passionate"--San Francisco Chronicle
"[Dean is] like a comic book superhero who remains undercover by day, every bit the unremarkable family man."--The London Daily Telegraph
"A real life Forrest Gump... [Karnazes] has pushed his body to limits that are beyond masochistic. They're inhuman."--Newsday
"Ultrarunning legend."--Men's Journal
Reseña del editor
An extreme marathon runner, one of Outside magazine's "Top 10 Ultimate Athletes," describes his experiences of participating in "ultramarathons"--competitions whose distances extend hundreds of miles--describing the conditions that must be endured during such races as the Badwater Ultramarathon. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.
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