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Great Races, Incredible Places: 100+ Fantastic Runs around the World

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Publisher Comments:

“Running the Mount Everest Marathon is like running in heaven.”

Kimi Puntillo has literally run around the globe to bring over 100 of the world’s most entertaining, breathtaking, and unforgettable races to runners of every capability.

Ranging from marathons to one-milers, from the pristine glaciers of Antarctica to Vermont’s covered bridges, two-time Guinness World Record holder Puntillo offers practical and unique advice as only a woman who has run a marathon on every continent can. She shares her tips for the most desirable gear, snacks to carry in your backpack, how savvy runners get into events that are sold out months in advance, and the best local sights to take in on your downtime.

Try the Great Wall Marathon, where you’ll climb 60,000 steps, crawl through ancient tower windows, and follow in the footsteps of ancient Chinese history. The Marathon du Médoc spoils you with wine every three miles at Bordeaux’s most elite châteaus and fresh-shucked oysters at mile 23. Or, if music is your thing and you long for a different rock band at every mile marker, head out to the Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon series in locales across the United States.

Whether you want to make those running dreams come true or simply be entertained, here are dozens of running adventures sure to get your heart pumping.

Synopsis:

Guinness World Record holder and journalist Puntillo takes readers on a fascinating journey to more than 100 thrilling marathons, races, and other running destinations around the world.

Synopsis:

Kimi Puntillo is a two-time Guinness Book World Record holder, and a journalist and lecturer whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, on NPR, and more. When not running across the lava fields of Hawaii, she lives in New York City with her yellow lab, Beethoven.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780553906202
Subtitle:
100+ Fantastic Runs around the World
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Author:
Puntillo, Kimi
Author:
Kimi Puntillo
Subject:
Sports & Recreation : General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Running races
Subject:
Long-distance running
Subject:
Track & Field
Subject:
General Sports & Recreation
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Running
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Track and Field
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Sports General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20090324
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
256

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Sports and Outdoors » Sports and Fitness » Sports General
Sports and Outdoors » Sports and Fitness » Track and Field
Transportation » Automotive » Racing

Great Races, Incredible Places: 100+ Fantastic Runs around the World
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"Synopsis" by , Guinness World Record holder and journalist Puntillo takes readers on a fascinating journey to more than 100 thrilling marathons, races, and other running destinations around the world.
"Synopsis" by , Kimi Puntillo is a two-time Guinness Book World Record holder, and a journalist and lecturer whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, on NPR, and more. When not running across the lava fields of Hawaii, she lives in New York City with her yellow lab, Beethoven.
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