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Running Ransom Road: Confronting the Past, One Marathon at a Time

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Running Ransom Road is Caleb Daniloff’s unblinking, ultimately triumphant account of his journey from mean, hopeless drunk back to humanity and himself—through distance running. It’s a searing tale of spiritual redemption—one marathon, one mile, one brave, difficult step at a time.”—Steve Friedman, co-author of New York Times bestseller Eat and Run and author of the memoir Lost on Treasure Island

For fifteen years, the words that best described Caleb Daniloff were “drunk,” “addict,” and “abuser.” These days, the best word to describe him is “runner.”

In Running Ransom Road, the long-since-sober Daniloff confronts his past by setting out to run races in each of the cities where he once lived and wreaked havoc during that lost period of his life. As he competes in marathons from Boston to Vermont to Moscow, he explores his old destructive life and how running’s sobering and inspiring effects have changed him for the better. In doing so, he connects with others like him, illuminating the connection between addiction and running. Running Ransom Road is at once a memoir of addiction, finding oneself, and learning to push past barriers both physical and emotional.

“Just as Caleb Daniloff’s life was about to tumble into the abyss of addiction, he was lucky enough to discover he liked to run, simply for himself. In Running Ransom Road, his captivating narrative describes a journey of personal redemption that, fortunately for us, he is willing to share.”—Frank Shorter, Olympic marathon gold medalist

Synopsis:

In this searing and inspiring memoir, a runner, now thirteen years sober, confronts his past in a bib number and pair of running shoes, completing seven marathons in a year's time.

Synopsis:

For fifteen years, the words that best described Caleb Daniloff were “drunk,” “addict,” and “abuser.” These days, the best word to describe him is “runner.”

In Running Ransom Road, the long-since-sober Daniloff confronts his past by setting out to run races in each of the cities where he once lived and wreaked havoc during that lost period of his life. As he competes in marathons from Boston to Vermont to Moscow, he explores his old destructive life and how runnings sobering and inspiring effects have changed him for the better. In doing so, he connects with others like him, illuminating the connection between addiction and running. Running Ransom Road is at once a memoir of addiction, finding oneself, and learning to push past barriers both physical and emotional.

About the Author

CALEB DANILOFF has written for Runners World and The Boston Globe. He has been a commentator on Vermont Public Radio and contributed to NPR's All Things Considered. Recipient of the 2005 Ralph Nading Hill, Jr. Literary Prize, he runs thirty to forty miles a week.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780544105430
Subtitle:
Confronting the Past, One Marathon at a Time
Author:
Daniloff, Caleb
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20131022
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Illustrations:
7 maps
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 1 lb

Related Subjects

» Biography » General
» Sports and Outdoors » Sports and Fitness » Running » General
» Sports and Outdoors » Sports and Fitness » Running » Marathon
» Sports and Outdoors » Sports and Fitness » Track and Field

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Product details 256 pages Mariner Books - English 9780544105430 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In this searing and inspiring memoir, a runner, now thirteen years sober, confronts his past in a bib number and pair of running shoes, completing seven marathons in a year's time.
"Synopsis" by , For fifteen years, the words that best described Caleb Daniloff were “drunk,” “addict,” and “abuser.” These days, the best word to describe him is “runner.”

In Running Ransom Road, the long-since-sober Daniloff confronts his past by setting out to run races in each of the cities where he once lived and wreaked havoc during that lost period of his life. As he competes in marathons from Boston to Vermont to Moscow, he explores his old destructive life and how runnings sobering and inspiring effects have changed him for the better. In doing so, he connects with others like him, illuminating the connection between addiction and running. Running Ransom Road is at once a memoir of addiction, finding oneself, and learning to push past barriers both physical and emotional.

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