The longest race : a lifelong runner, an iconic ultramarathon, and the case for human endurance
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Published
New York : Experiment, c2012.
ISBN
9781615190638 (pbk.), 1615190635 (pbk.)
Physical Desc
241 pages : map ; 22 cm.
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Belmont Beech St. - Adult796.42 AYRStorage
Brookline - Adult796.42 Ayres 2012On Shelf
Brookline Coolidge Corner - Adult796.42 Ayres 2012On Shelf
Concord - Adult796.4252 AyresOn Shelf
Newton - Adult796.425 A985L 2012On Shelf

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Published
New York : Experiment, c2012.
Format
Book
Language
English
ISBN
9781615190638 (pbk.), 1615190635 (pbk.)

Notes

Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-237).
Description
"Among endurance runners, there are those who have run very long distances, and then there are those who have run very long distances for a very long time. Ed Ayres exemplifies the latter; having run in over 600 races across fifty-five years, he is arguably the most experienced American distance runner still competing today. 'The Longest Race' begins at the starting line of the 2001 JFK 50 Mile--the nation's oldest and largest ultramarathon and, like other such races, an epic test of human limits and aspiration. At age sixty, his sights set on breaking the age-division record, Ayres embarks on a course over the rocky ridge of the Appalachian Trail, along the headwind-buffeted towpath of the Potomac River, and past momentous Civil War sites such as Harpers Ferry and Antietam. But even as Ayres focuses on concerns familiar to every endurance runner--starting strong and setting the right pace, the art of breathing, overcoming fatigue, mindfulness for the course ahead--he finds himself as preoccupied with the future of our planet as with the finish line of this 50-mile race. A veteran journalist and environmental editor who harbors deep anxiety about our longterm prospects, Ayres helps us to understand how the skills and mindset necessary to complete an ultramarathon are also essential for grappling anew with the imperative to endure--not only as individuals, but as a society--and not just for 50 miles, but in the longest race we are all called upon to run."--From publisher description.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Ayres, E. (2012). The longest race: a lifelong runner, an iconic ultramarathon, and the case for human endurance . Experiment.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Ayres, Ed. 2012. The Longest Race: A Lifelong Runner, an Iconic Ultramarathon, and the Case for Human Endurance. Experiment.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Ayres, Ed. The Longest Race: A Lifelong Runner, an Iconic Ultramarathon, and the Case for Human Endurance Experiment, 2012.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Ayres, Ed. The Longest Race: A Lifelong Runner, an Iconic Ultramarathon, and the Case for Human Endurance Experiment, 2012.

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