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  • Published: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012.
  • Year Published: 2012
  • Description: xi, 260 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 9780547569659
  • 0547569653

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Eat & run : my unlikely journey to ultramarathon greatness

by Jurek, Scott, 1973-

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Call number: 796.425 Ju

Available Copies: Downtown 2nd Floor, Malletts Adult

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Includes indexes.

In Eat and Run, ultrarunner Scott Jurek opens up about his life and career as an elite athlete, and about the vegan diet that is key to his success.

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and running. Who'd a thunk it? But, it has really worked for him. Saw him on TV. Good stuff.


An inspiring story of a great athlete. Jurek started out like a pretty normal Midwesterner - a meat and potatoes boy, hunting and fishing and wandering in the woods. While he got an early start to athleticism (running and skiing), it wasn't until much later that he transitioned to a plant-based diet and discovered he felt and performed better once he cut out the junk (meat, dairy, processed foods). His accounts of his races like the Western States 100 and the Spartathalon are fun to read, though his accounts of his personal life (particularly with his hard father and ill mother) will tug at your heartstrings.

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