Boulder, CO, USA - November 13, 2012 - The World's Toughest Endurance Challenges profiles 50 of the most extreme marathons, triathlons, bike rides, adventure races, climbs, open-water swims and other iconic endurance events from around the world. Breathtaking full-color photographs and insider commentary from top athletes will thrill runners, cyclists, triathletes, extreme sports addicts, and outdoor adventurers. The book is now available in bookstores and online. See the list of 50 events and preview the book at VeloPress.com.
Across the world seemingly ordinary people are undertaking extraordinary challenges that will push their minds and bodies to achieve the impossible. For many, these once-in-a-lifetime experiences become strangely addictive. From the Badwater Ultramarathon in the unforgiving heat of Death Valley to the South Pole Race in the frozen expanse of Antarctica, there is an unbreakable drive in these tenacious competitors to see just how far they can push themselves.
The World's Toughest Endurance Challenges is a truly inspiring and beautiful collection of what the human body can achieve when racing to the limits. With full-color amazing imagery and every detail of these cruel challenges, plus stories from competitors who have lived to tell the tale, this book is a wonderful testament to those who face Mother Nature and survive.
Arrowhead 135 | Leadville 100 | Western States 100 | Catalina Channel Swim | Race Across America | Manhattan Island Marathon Swim | Tevis Cup Ride | 24-Hour Track Race | Iditarod | Yukon Arctic Ultra | Yukon Quest | Badwater Ultramarathon | Furnace Creek 508 | 6633 Extreme Winter Ultra Marathon | Ultraman World Championships | Self Transcendence 3100 Mile Race | Patagonia Expedition Race | Jungle Marathon | La Ruta de Los Conquistadores | Norseman | Red Bull X-Alps | Trans Europe Footrace | Al Andalus Ultimate Trail Race | Ö Till Ö | La Haute Route | Enduroman Arch to Arc | Devizes to Westminster International Canoe Race | English Channel Swim | Race Around Ireland | Iron Bike | The Mountainman | Spartathlon | Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon | Cadiz Freedom Swim | Cape Epic | Tour d'Afrique | Comrades Marathon | Dusi Cano Marathon | Marathon Des Sables | Great Wall Marathon | Yak Attack | Crocodile Trophy | Coast to Coast New Zealand | The Extreme World Races South Pole Race | Woodvale Challenge | 4 Deserts | Volvo Ocean Race | Adventure Racing World Series | Freediving | Vendée Globe
The World's Toughest Endurance Challenges
Richard Hoad and Paul Moore
Hardcover with jacket.
Full-color photographs throughout.
9 1/2" x 9 1/2", 208 pp.,
Richard Hoad is a certified triathlon coach, regular competitor in triathlons of all distances and a sub-10 hour long-distance triathlon finisher. Paul Moore is Head of Digital for Triathlete Europe magazine. He is also a competitive triathlete and multisport racer.
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