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To Be a Runner by Martin Dugard
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Apr 09, 2019 | ISBN 9781635653632

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“Great summer beach read for the thinking runner…engrossing…if you’re looking for the ideal running-related summer read, look no further than To Be a Runner. It is characterized by a rare combination of lightness and substance that makes it a pleasure to read.” —Matt Fitzgerald,

“Attention all runners. If running is your life, your lifeline, your escape, or even if you’re hopelessly caught up in the What Makes Sammy Run rat race – this is your book.” —New York Times best-selling author James Patterson

“Anyone who has run has a story to tell as a result and usually behind that story is an important life lesson if we have open eyes to see it. To Be A Runner shares lessons that have been learned through the rocky, hard, sweat-filled miles as well as those miles that float by effortlessly, with extreme joy, and elation. Running is the ultimate school master. I learn something about myself, others, and life every time I lace up my shoes and head out the door. Whether you are a seasoned runner that can relate to the lessons shared in To Be A Runner or are just a beginner looking to avoid some of those painful lessons that those who have gone before can attest to you will be sure to find some gold nuggets to take with you for your next run around the block.” —Ryan Hall, Olympian and American record holder in the half-marathon and cofounder of a The Steps Foundation, a growing community of radical runners stepping together to end global poverty

“Martin Dugard on running is like reading Anne LaMott on faith, John Grisham on law, or William S. Burroughs on drugs. He is entertaining, enlightening and inspiring. Read this book, but keep your running shoes close by. Because when you put it down, you’re gonna want to go find a trail.” —Austin Murphy, Sports Illustrated Senior Writer

“Martin Dugard has filled every role a runner can–athlete, teammate, coach, adventurer, wanderer–and, as such, writes with a perspective any runner can appreciate. Whether you’re a beginner or an ultra-runner, you’ll see yourself in this book, which is a testament to the important places that running takes you.” —Dimity McDowell, co-author, Run Like A Mother: How to Get Moving and Not Lose Your Family, Job or Sanity

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