For nearly two decades, Scott Jurek has been a dominant forceâ€”and darlingâ€”in the grueling and growing sport of ultrarunning. 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 â€śjauntâ€ť through Death Valley. Recently he set an American record of 165.7 miles in 24 hoursâ€”6 1/2 marathons in one day. And he was one of the elite runners who traveled to Mexico to run with the Tarahumara Indians, as profiled in the bestseller Born to Run. His accomplishments are nothing short of extraordinary, but that he has achieved all of this on a plant-based diet makes his story all the more so.In Eat and Run, Scott Jurek opens up about his life and careerâ€”as an elite athlete and a veganâ€”and inspires runners at every level. From his Midwestern childhood hunting, fishing, and cooking for his meat-and-potatoes family, to his early beginnings in running (he hated it), to his slow transition to ultrarunning and veganism, to his world-spanning, record-breaking races, Scottâ€™s story shows the power of an iron will and blows apart all the stereotypes of what athletes should eat to fuel optimal performance. Chock-full of incredible, on-the-brink stories of endurance and competition, fascinating science, and accessible practical adviceâ€”including his own favorite plant-based recipesâ€”Eat and Run will motivate everyone to â€śgo the distance,â€ť whether that means getting out for that first run, expandingÂ your food horizons, or simply exploring the limits ofÂ your own potential.
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