Review: A Runner’s High, By Dean Karnazes

Dean Karnazes needs no introduction. If you know anything about ultra running, you’ll have heard his name. He’s a legend in the scene, not only for his incredible results across 2 decades of running, but also the unlikely way he became an athlete. Just a sample of his many achievements includes running 50 marathons, in all 50 US states, in 50 consecutive days, winning one of the world’s toughest races, the Badwater Ultramarathon, and running 560 km in 80 hours and 44 minutes without sleep. He’s  competed on all seven continents of the planet, twice over. What’s more, Dean has even swum across the San Francisco Bay!

There’s no denying he has pushed his mind and body to the limits, and penned several fantastic books over the years that capture his journey in an intimate way. A Runner’s High is perhaps his most personal account to date. In this title, Karnazes chronicles his return to the Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run in his mid-fifties, after first completing the race decades ago. Western States is an iconic race, held in challenging conditions that combines heat with hills and rugged terrain. Confronting his age, tiring body, career path and life choices, Karnazes opens up to the reader and presents as an incredibly honest individual, suffering from many of the same issues we all do, such as confidence, motivation and enduing the pressures of life.

A Runner’s High brings the sport to life in a passion-filled journey that will inspire every reader.

RRP: $29.99