The Rise of the Ultra Runners
In The Rise of the Ultra Runners, Adharanand Finn, a journalist and seasoned runner, shares his personal experiences of competing in various races, and interviews some of the most famous athletes on the ultra running scene, including Kilian Jornet and Dean Karnazes. The book analyses the reasons that push people to enter ultramarathons, such as a sense of personal challenge, a need to break from their day-to-day monotony, and a desire to gain a simpler perspective on life. Finn also looks at the technical aspects of ultra running, like nutrition and equipment, and how runners cope with the many physical and mental challenges they face. This is a must-read for anyone who is interested in ultra running, or running in general, and provides a fascinating glimpse into this niche sport.