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A remarkable journey to the summit of Mount Everest, described as 'honest and compelling' by Sir Ranulph Fiennes.
Written by author and journalist Steve Smith, Trail Blazer û My Life as an Ultra-distance Trail Runner recounts the life story of this intrepid sportsman, from his experiences as a rudderless party animal to becoming a world-class athlete, and includes details on his training regimes, race strategies and aspirations for future sporting endeavours.
Focuses on the Tarahumara, a mysterious tribe of Mexican Indians, who live quietly in canyons and are reputed to be the best distance runners in the world. This title tells their story while asking what the secrets are to being an incredible runner.
Standing at 6'3 he weighs almost 30 stone, and to make it through his hellish four-hour gym sessions he needs to eat a minimum of 10,000 calories a day. This is a visceral story of sporting achievement, an athlete pushing himself to the limits, and the personal journey of a man on the path to becoming being the best of the best.
'You can't lie to the water' It takes absolute calm to reach maximum depth
A book about the essential truths of risk and reward, and the ability to maintain a singular focus, even in the face of extreme danger.