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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.
'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.
For over a decade, Dave Scott and Mark Allen were locked in one of the fiercest rivalries sport has ever known. This is the inside story of their rivalry.
Words like boldness, adventure and risk are surely coined especially for Andy Kirkpatrick. As one of the world's accomplished mountaineers and big-wall climbers, he goes vertically where other climbers fear to tread. This autobiography provides his thirteen-day ascent of Reticent Wall on El Capitan in California - the hardest big-wall climb.
From the authors of Ultimate Triathlon, this is a full-colour, inspirational book looking at 50 of the most extreme marathons, triathlons, bike rides, climbs and other iconic endurance events from around the world
Graham Little went on to compete in some of the world's toughest challenges, including completing an Ironman, running the famous Marathon des Sables in the desert and swimming from Europe to Asia - all while trying to fit in training around family and domestic duties. This book tells the story of Graham Little's obsession with endurance sports.
This book from Matt B. Davis offers a down-and-dirty overview of the most popular races before tackling the most important concerns for any racer: preparation and training.