SCOTT JUREK is a world-renowned ultramarathon champion who trains
and races on a vegan diet. He has appeared in two New York
Times bestsellers, Born to Run and The 4-Hour
STEVE FRIEDMAN is the author of Driving Lessons.
The surprise here isn't that Scott Jurek knows a lot about nutrition--I especially love his Holy Moly Guacamole recipe. Or that he ran prodigious mileage to prepare for his many ultramarathon victories. More impressively, we discover that Jurek studied many of the great philosophers, and used their lessons to focus his running. In pursuing the mental side of endurance, Jurek uncovers the most important secrets any runner can learn. --Amby Burfoot, winner of the 1968 Boston Marathon and author of The Runner's Guide to the Meaning of Life What a triumph--both Scott Jurek's life and this one-of-a-kind book. I've seen Scott in action as he defies unimaginable challenges, and thanks to this breathtakingly personal account, I finally understand how he does it. He rebuilt himself literally from the inside out, and the result is a man--and a story--unlike any other. --Christopher McDougall, best-selling author of Born to Run