To Be a Runner

  • by Martin Dugard
  • Narrated by Bernard Setaro Clark
  • 5 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.

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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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- Aleksandar

Love everything about this book.

I just finished my first year as a head volleyball coach. ... I'm a marathon runner but volleyball is my passion. His words on coaching hit close to home and his imagery was amazing.
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- Leslee

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-08-2014
  • Publisher: Audible Studios