Fifty Places to Run Before You Die: Running Experts Share the World's Greatest Destinations

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Abrams, Mar 20, 2018 - Travel - 230 pages
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A breathtaking guide to the world’s fifty best places to run, as chosen by experts who’ve been there.

The beautiful thing about running is that all you need is a trusty pair of shoes and a little determination. When you can practice a sport almost anywhere, from your own neighborhood to courses across the world, where do you begin? In Fifty Places to Run Before You Die, Chris Santella gathers fifty bucket list recommendations from some of the running world’s most accomplished leaders and athletes, including ultra-runner and record breaker Jim Walmsley; Runner’s World chief running officer Bart Yasso; NPR star Peter Sagal; race director of the Boston Marathon Dave McGillivray; U.S. Olympian Magdalena Lewy Boulet; and internationally recognized endurance athlete Dean Karnazes.

Featuring a mix of popular foot races (such as marathons, 10Ks, and endurance runs) and scenic trails off the beaten path, this book divulges what makes each venue unique, offering firsthand anecdotes and practical advice for those who aspire to run there. Discover incredible events and trails both national and international, including the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc in France, the New York City Marathon, the Vancouver Sun Run, the Grand Canyon, the Dolomites in Italy, and the Great Ocean Road Marathon in Australia. Fifty Places to Run Before You Die is the essential travel companion for runners of all levels who seek to conquer new terrain while breaking personal records.

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Chris Santella is a freelance writer and marketing consultant based in Portland, Oregon. A regular contributor to the New York Times and, he has also contributed to the New Yorker, Travel & Leisure, Golf, and Delta Sky. Santella is the author of eight other titles in STC’s Fifty Places series.

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