Book Description: Scott Jurek likes to run. And run. And run. In fact, the longer he runs, the more Scott enjoys himself. He is the best ultramarathon runner in the United States. An ultramarathon is a race longer than a 26.2-mile marathon. Many ultramarathons are 100 miles or even longer. When he was growing up, Scott didn t like running. He preferred baseball, basketball, soccer, and especially cross-country skiing. Then a friend invited him to run a 50-mile race. Scott finished second. He realized he had a lot of ability. Soon he began winning races. Today Scott is very busy. He works as a physical therapist. He conducts running camps. He coaches other runners. He travels a lot. And of course he continues to run ultramarathons. He is always seeking new extreme challenges.