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    Marathons are no longer impressive.

    Pain is to be relished, not avoided. 

    Hallucinations are perfectly normal. 

    Ultra running defies conventional logic. Yet this most brutal and challenging sport is now one of the fastest growing in the world. But is it an antidote to modern life or a symptom of a modern illness? 

    Adharanand Finn travelled to the heart of the sport to find out - and to see if could become an ultra runner himself. His journey took him from the deserts of Oman to the snow-capped peaks of the Rockies, and from a 24-hour track race in Tooting to his ultimate goal, the 105-mile Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc. 

    The Rise of the Ultra Runners is the electrifying, inspirational account of what he learned along the way. Through encounters with the sport's many colourful characters and his experiences of its soaring highs and crushing lows, Finn offers an unforgettable insight into what can be found at the boundaries of human endeavour.

    ©2019 Adharanand Finn (P)2019 Faber Audio

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    • Slawek Sindrewicz
    • 28/02/2021

    There are deeper books, but that's a very good summary of "all the feels" of an ultra runner

    Sometimes it feels a bit like listening to the summary of the actual book, as what from a perspective of an ultra lasts for an eternity, here is described over 30mins. Yet all the key elements are there to show why ultra running is not just running over mountains. If you've ever run a ultra, you'll find all the moments here where you'll laugh out loud, cringe at recollection of your own memories, or shed a tiny tear remembering that one finish.

    Well worth it to remind you why you've done all that ultra thing in the first place!

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    • Anonymous User
    • 16/12/2020

    FFF - First From Finn

    Absolutely compelling until the last chapter. Adharanand as he refers to himself lives the story and it feels like you get the opportunity to meet the author himself as he takes you through the struggles, defeats and triumphs in an epic listen for any person not only Ultramarathon fans.

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    • Salman A.
    • 02/07/2019

    Ultra runner account

    As a person whom ran these races, I find it very very very very boring

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    • 14/01/2021

    Love the racing stories

    really nice story telling of many races made of suffering, struggles and mostly joy. An inspirational book I listened to while running and working

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    • Jupith
    • 20/09/2020

    some interesting stories

    I liked hearing about the different perspectives of many ultra-runners but I found the book overly focused on the author's own experience suffering through races. What I find so enjoyable and inspirational when hearing stories about ultra running is how much the runners love running - there is pain and exhaustion at times but that does not usually seem to be the focus. In this book the pain was a very important theme and it was depressing at times.
    Overall an ok audiobook, I don't regret buying it.