From the creator of the bestseller Eat and Run, an exciting memoir approximately his grueling, exhilarating, and immensely inspiring forty six-day run to damage the velocity file for the Appalachian Path.

Scott Jurek is likely one of the global’s perfect identified and so much cherished ultrarunners. Well known for his outstanding staying power and pace, finished on a vegan vitamin, he is completed first in the majority of ultrarunning’s elite occasions over the process his profession. However after twenty years of racing, coaching, talking, and traveling, Jurek felt an pressing wish to uncover one thing new approximately himself. He launched into a completely distinctive problem, one that may power him to develop as an individual and as an athlete: breaking the velocity file for the Appalachian Path.

North is the tale of the 2,189-mile adventure that just about shattered him. While he set out within the spring of 2015, Jurek expected punishing terrain, forbidding climate, and inevitable accidents. He must run just about 50 miles an afternoon, on a daily basis, for just about seven weeks. He knew he could be pushing himself to the restrict, that convenience and relax could be briefly provide — However he could not have imagined the bodily and emotional toll the travel may actual, nor the rewards it might be offering.

Along with his spouse, Jenny, pals, and the kindness of strangers assisting him, Jurek ran, hiked, and stumbled his approach north, one white blaze at a time. A surprising narrative of perseverance and private transformation, North is a portrait of a person stripped naked at the so much tough and transcendent attempt of his existence. It’ll encourage runners and non-runners alike to stay striving for his or her non-public perfect.