"A Great book...the reader sees through Marty's eyes, feels his joy and his pain, experiences adventure racing close up." - National Geographic. The Raid Gauloises - an eight-to-twelve day adventure race in remarkably inhospitable environments - is an event in which simply finishing is a victory. Experience every exhilarating step in Surviving the Toughest Race on Earth, Martin Dugard's highly praised, intensely personal account of this grueling and remarkable journey.
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"A book that goes beyond pain, into the numbing realm of adventure racing."--Los Angeles Times
"A great book is one that brings you into another world--the world of the characters the author is writing about. In Surviving the Toughest Race on Earth, the reader sees through Marty's eyes, feels his joy and his pain, experiences adventure racing close up. Marty shows us the human--the emotional--side of extreme sports."--Jennifer Ciraldo, National Geographic
In 1993 Marty Dugard is lashed to the coporate wheel, pursuing a successful marketing career while his dreams of world travel and high adventure slowly face.
So he quits.
While building a new life as a freelance sports journalist, Dugard snatches the opportunity to cover the Raid Gauloises, the notorious eight- to twelve-day race across hundreds of some of the most forbidding miles on the planet. The race pits teams from around the world against hostile wilderness, extreme weather, injuries, and exhaustion. Simply reaching the finish line is a victory.
In this thrilling tale of danger and perseverance, Dugard follows racers through the withering desert heat of Madagascar and the clinging mud and leeches of Borneo, and celebrates the stunning victory of underdog Team Jura in their epic trek across the Makay Massif. We're there with Dugard when, after three years of reporting the Raid Gauloises, he organizes a team and joins the race.
Two journeys converge in Surviving the Toughest Race on Earth. One is an odyssey of change: Dugard gambling his career in pursuit of a dream. The Raid Gauloises is another kind of journey, beyond fatigue and pain to the brittle edge of human endurance.About the Author:
Journalist and sportswriter Martin Dugard has covered adventure racing since its inception. Well known for his reporting of endurance sports events, he is a frequent contributor to Sports Illustrated, GQ, Esquire, and other magazines, as well as the author of two previous books. Also a marathoner and triathlete, Dugard is a coholder of the around-the-world speed record. He and his family live in Orange County, California.
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Book Description International Marine/Ragged Mo, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110071358218
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