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With an exuberant mix of passion, insight, instruction, and humor, best-selling author - and lifelong runner - Martin Dugard takes a journey through the world of running to illustrate how the sport helps us fulfill that universal desire to be the best possible version of ourselves each and every time we lace up our shoes. To Be a Runner represents a new way to write about running by bridging the chasm between the two categories of running books: how-to and personal narrative. Spinning colorful yarns of his running and racing adventures on six continents - from competing in the infamous Raid Gauloises to coaching his son’s high school cross-country team - Dugard considers what it means to truly integrate the activity into one’s life. For example, how the simple act of buying a new pair of running shoes can be a source of meaning and hope. As entertaining as it is provocative, To Be a Runner is about far more than running: It is about life, and how we should live it.
©2011 Martin Dugard (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
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By Aleksandar on 05-11-15

Feels like a great run does

If you are a runner, were a runner or in any way at the core of your being know running is inseparable from your essence, and have see your 'best years' as behind you, then this book will reconnect you with that feeling you use to live for, that feeling after a great run. Enjoy.

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By Nathaniel Gallegos on 01-05-18

If you forgot why run, then...

Best running book I've experienced in a while. It's anecdotal but affirmative of why we all lace up. I like it because he's a mere mortal like me. ;)

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