Eat and Run is something all runners should read. Whether you're a long-distance ultramarathoner, or a small-time, short-distance occasional runner. You might not known him, but his feats are incredible:
In 1999, as a complete unknown, he took the lead of the Western States Endurance Run, a 100-mile traverse over the old Gold Rush trails of the California Sierra Nevada. He won that race seven years in a row, setting a course record along the way. Twice he won the Badwater Ultramarathon, a 135-mile “jaunt” through Death Valley. Recently he set an American record of 165.7 miles in 24 hours—6 1/2 marathons in one day.
Eat and Run is his honest chronicles of his running life -- of what inspires him, and how he manages to power through ultramarathons even when he's a vegan. And for those who are put off or intimidated by the long ultramarathon distances... Maybe it's not about going the distance, but about pushing your own personal limits.