The World s Toughest Endurance Challenges

This book looks at 50 of the most extreme marathons, triathlons, bike rides and other iconic endurance events from around the globe.The World's Toughest Endurance Challenges is a truly inspiring and beautiful collection of what we can ...

Author: Richard Hoad

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 140815885X

Category: Endurance sports

Page: 208

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A stunning, full-colour, inspirational book looking at 50 of the most extreme marathons, triathlons, bike rides, climbs and other iconic endurance events from around the world.

Are You Tough Enough The Toughest Bloodiest and Hardest Challenges in the World

With a detailed description of each event, featuring personal stories from competitors, this book offers massive highs and excruciating lows, shows just what we can achieve in pushing the bounds of human endeavour.

Author: Helen Summer

Publisher: Kings Road Publishing

ISBN: 1784189219

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 300

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Each year, thousands of competitors pit themselves against the elements, extremes of geography and their own psyches to take part in the world’s hardest physical challenges. From the cold of the highest peaks to the unforgiving heat of the desert, by water, bike or foot seemingly ordinary people are undertaking extraordinary feats. Whether seeking to prove themselves as athletes, or attempting to escape the humdrum, one thing they all have in common is an unbreakable drive to test the very limits of their endurance. Are You Tough Enough? looks at over 60 of the most extreme marathons, triathlons, bike rides and other iconic endurance events from around the globe, taking in the hottest, coldest, highest and most remote locations, and the toughest, cruellest and wackiest challenges. With a detailed description of each event, featuring personal stories from competitors, this book offers massive highs and excruciating lows, shows just what we can achieve in pushing the bounds of human endeavour. A licensed UK Athletics endurance coach, Helen Summer has been involved in running for many years, both as a club and county runner. She has written for various publications including running magazines, women’s publications and the Food & Drink Guide.

The World s Toughest Races

Whether you’re an armchair thrill seeker or you’re wild enough to have an adventure or two under your belt, this book will entertain and inspire.

Author: Ali Clarke

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW

ISBN: 1783726202

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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What do fierljeppen, running 156 miles in the Sahara desert and coal-carrying all have in common? They’re just some of the wackiest, toughest and most extreme manpower races and challenges dreamt up by the human race. This fact-packed miscellany is bursting with all the details, statistics and anecdotes of the world’s most unusual competitions (ever heard of bog snorkelling?) and intense endurance contests. Whether you’re an armchair thrill seeker or you’re wild enough to have an adventure or two under your belt, this book will entertain and inspire.

It s All about the DECA

It's All About The DECA will take the endurance athlete junkie to understand this EXTREME endurance race that receives very little publicity and embraced by those who have achieved this amazing test of human endeavor.

Author: Wayne Kurtz

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ISBN: 9781640089600

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Page: 150

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It's All About The DECA will take the endurance athlete junkie to understand this EXTREME endurance race that receives very little publicity and embraced by those who have achieved this amazing test of human endeavor. In the multitude of checklists, toughest, most extreme endurance races and the world's toughest endurance challenges; the DECA is the hidden gem most often overlooked because of the grass roots core group of athletes that live for this "extreme" event. There are no major sponsors and no media outlet in the world reports this race very different than the normal, everyday known race.

Mental The Toughest Bloodiest And Hardest Challenges In The World

With a detailed description of each event, featuring personal stories from the competitors, this book offers massive highs and excruciating lows, and shows just what we can achieve in pushing the boundaries o human endeavour.

Author: Helen Summer

Publisher: Kings Road Publishing

ISBN: 1784181498

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 300

View: 972

Each year, thousands of competitors pit themselves against the elements, extremes of geography and their own psyches to take part in the world's hardest physical challenges. From the cold of the highest peaks to the unforgiving heat of the desert, by sea, bike or foot seemingly ordinary people are undertaking extraordinary feats. Whether seeking to prove themselves as athletes, or attempting to escape the humdrum, one thing they all have in common is an unbreakable drive to test the very limits of their endurance. Mental! looks at over 60 of the most extreme marathons, triathlons, bike rides and other iconic endurance events from around the globe, taking in the hottest, coldest, highest, and most remote locations in the world. With a detailed description of each event, featuring personal stories from the competitors, this book offers massive highs and excruciating lows, and shows just what we can achieve in pushing the boundaries o human endeavour.

Become an Ironman

Looks at the three stages of a triathlon and provides advice, tips, and training techniques for both the body and the mind.

Author: Cherie Gruenfeld

Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag

ISBN: 1841261130

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 125

View: 474

Looks at the three stages of a triathlon and provides advice, tips, and training techniques for both the body and the mind.

The World s Most Extreme Challenges

A visually stunning and inspirational book exploring fifty extreme challenges and the exceptional individuals who are driven to go further, higher, harder, and faster than ever before.

Author: Paul Moore

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472905768

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 422

A stunning, photo-led, inspirational book looking at 50 of the world's most extreme challenges and the exceptional individuals who are driven to go further, higher, harder or faster than ever before.

On Days Like These

"On Days Like These" chronicles Phil's journey, beginning at the moment he decided to enter one of the world's toughest mainstream endurance challenges. How does it all end? Well... you'll need to read it to find out

Author: Phil Collard

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781849145411

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 332

View: 416

When asked if he'd ever considered an Iron-distance triathlon, Phil really ought to have replied; "No." He could barely swim... he was a mediocre cyclist, at best... and he was medically advised not to run having, previously, faced the very real possibility of never even walking again. But, for whatever reason, he replied; "not yet" and, in so doing, planted the seed of an idea in his mind which just wouldn't go away. "On Days Like These" chronicles Phil's journey, beginning at the moment he decided to enter one of the world's toughest mainstream endurance challenges. How does it all end? Well... you'll need to read it to find out!

UltraMental

The conventional wisdom of training for ultra-endurance events is that you need to be able to devote many hours a week to the task in order to prepare your body and mind for success. In this book, I challenge that wisdom.

Author: Andy Magness

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781514618288

Category:

Page: 60

View: 972

The conventional wisdom of training for ultra-endurance events is that you need to be able to devote many hours a week to the task in order to prepare your body and mind for success. In this book, I challenge that wisdom. Although the above path certainly works for some, a lack of copious amounts of time shouldn't put off those who are keen to work harder rather than longer in trying and succeeding at even the hardest events. Based on the my decade long personal experiment in doing more with less, UltraMental calls upon readily available research to support the idea that consistent high intensity training can provide a level of fitness from which the aspiring endurance athlete can take on even the world's toughest challenges. The book also addresses perhaps one of the most overlooked aspects of success in endurance events--the mental side of the equation. Delving into my own past, I plumb the depth of my own psyche to determine what psychological traits have been critical during my own pursuits. I also examine contemporary psychological theories of fatigue and present a compelling argument as to why attention to the mind is so important. The book is chock full of unique tips and guidelines for getting the most out of high intensity training and provides a framework for creating your own personal training program. Example programs, workout descriptions, and an appendix of additional materials and links to research are also included.

A Million Steps

Nathan set a world record running 27 marathons in 27 consecutive days in 27 different countries. This is the story of those one million steps, that led to deep insights into what allows us to push far beyond our perceived abilities.

Author: Glen Calleja

Publisher:

ISBN: 9789995719449

Category:

Page: 182

View: 886

Nathan set a world record running 27 marathons in 27 consecutive days in 27 different countries. This is the story of those one million steps, that led to deep insights into what allows us to push far beyond our perceived abilities. Whether you are a business executive or simply keen to take your game to the next level, this book will provide you with a series of fundamental questions you need to ask yourself before getting out of your comfort zone. In a jargon-free storytelling approach, Nathan recounts his experiences attempting - and not always completing - some of the world's toughest endurance challenges, and the lessons he learnt through success and failure. With reflections on recent brain science, business & leadership literature, psychology and spirituality, you will be both moved and entertained.This book is not aimed to preach or tell you how you should live your life, but listening to the author's thought provoking experiences will make you ask yourself some fundamental questions about unlocking your fullest potential.

Man Tests

After all, conquering the terrain and beating the elements was incredibly exhilarating. This is the funny and insightful story of Graham Little’s obsession with endurance sports.

Author: Graham Little

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 147352864X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

View: 960

‘It had long ago ceased to be a giddy adventure. It was all mulchy bog, heather and rocks. And tired, aching legs. And then Ty said something that really struck a chord. “It’s a Man Test now, lads. Just finish it.” I got it immediately. Finishing the race was no longer about being fit, or a good runner, or map-reading, it was about putting up with wind, rain, pain and misery. It was about traditional pig-headed masculine obstinacy and never letting reason get in the way of your objectives. In short, it was about being a man.’ Cold, exhausted, sore and hopelessly lost on the side of a Welsh mountain, Graham Little had an unlikely epiphany. Finishing the Peaks Race that he and his friend had naively signed themselves up for wasn’t about being the fittest or strongest or best runner. It was, in fact, about being stubborn and refusing to give in, no matter what. After all, conquering the terrain and beating the elements was incredibly exhilarating. This is the funny and insightful story of Graham Little’s obsession with endurance sports. Graham went on to compete in some of the world’s toughest challenges, including completing an Ironman, running the famous Marathon des Sables in the desert and swimming from Europe to Asia – all while trying (and usually failing) to fit in training around family and domestic duties. Along the way Graham meets people who are just as obsessed and tries to work out what it is about modern life that drives us to take on extreme challenges, no matter how difficult, unpleasant or even dangerous they may be.

Spectacular Sports World s Toughest Races Understanding Fractions

This book combines mathematics and literacy skills, and uses practical, real-world examples of problem solving to teach math and language arts content. Students will learn fractions while engaged in reading high-interest content.

Author: Saskia Lacey

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 1480758663

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 632

Tackle today’s toughest races while learning fractions! Marvel as contestants around the world climb, crawl, run, and jump through the world’s toughest marathons and obstacle courses. This book combines mathematics and literacy skills, and uses practical, real-world examples of problem solving to teach math and language arts content. Students will learn fractions while engaged in reading high-interest content. The glossary, index, and table of contents will further understanding of reading and math concepts, and the full-color images, practice problems, and math graphs and charts make learning math easy, practical, and fun. The Explore Math sidebars and Math Talk problems will develop students’ higher order thinking skills, and also provide additional opportunities for students to apply what they’ve learned.

Extreme Endurance Challenges

Some competitors are able to crawl under barbed wire for miles. Others stay awake for days at a time. Readers will learn about some of the world's most extreme endurance competitions and how athletes train for them.

Author: Karen Latchana Kenney

Publisher: Lerner Publications ™

ISBN: 1728425514

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 710

Some competitors are able to crawl under barbed wire for miles. Others stay awake for days at a time. Readers will learn about some of the world's most extreme endurance competitions and how athletes train for them.

Tales from Out There

The Barkley Marathons is a 100 Mile Run and a 60 Mile Fun Run held annually in Frozen Head State Park near Wartburg, Tennessee, in late March or early April.

Author: Frozen Ed Furtaw

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781450547017

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 173

The Barkley Marathons is a 100 Mile Run and a 60 Mile Fun Run held annually in Frozen Head State Park near Wartburg, Tennessee in late March or early April. Since the race began in 1986, only 9 runners out of about 700 have finished within the 60-hour cutoff. The course itself, which has changed distance, route, and elevation many times since its inaugural run in 1986, currently consists of a 20-mile (32 km) loop with no aid stations except water at two points along the route and the runner's parked car at the beginning of the loop. Runners of the 100 Mile version run this loop five times, with loops three and four being run in the opposite direction and loop five being runner's choice. Runners of the 60 Mile Fun Run (considered to be harder than Hardrock) complete three circuits of the loop. With 54,200 feet (16,500 m) of accumulated vertical climb, the 100 Mile Run is considered to be one of the more challenging ultramarathons held in the United States, if not the world. In addition to running, competitors must find between nine and 11 books (varies per year) and remove a page from each book as proof of completion.

Spectacular Sports World s Toughest Races Understanding Fractions 6 Pack

The books include text features such as a glossary, index, bold print, and a table of contents to increase understanding and build academic vocabulary.

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Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 1480758256

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 823

What do the names Funky Monkey, Block Ness Monster, and Cage Crawl have in common? They're all names of obstacles in the Tough Mudder obstacle course! Students will learn fractions while engaged in reading about the world's toughest races. This 6-pack of math readers integrates math and literacy skills, combining informational text, problem-solving, and real-world connections to help students explore mathematics in a meaningful way. Vibrant images, simple practice problems, and clear mathematical charts and diagrams help make learning fractions simple and fun. The books include text features such as a glossary, index, bold print, and a table of contents to increase understanding and build academic vocabulary. The DOK-leveled Math Talk section includes questions that facilitate mathematical discourse and activities that students can respond to at home or school. Let's Explore Math sidebars and the extensive Problem Solving section provide ample opportunities for students to practice what they have learned. This 6-Pack includes six copies of this title and a lesson plan.

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Keep Calm and Swim to France

Mark Ransom's book aims to entertain, inform and inspire. This is as close as you can get to experiencing an English Channel Swim, without actually doing it!

Author: Mark Ransom

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781719209922

Category:

Page: 224

View: 694

Swimming across the English Channel is regarded as one of the world's toughest endurance challenges. During a night out with friends, Mark Ransom made a drunken pact with one of them that they would swim the English Channel the following year. At the time he had no idea just what this was going to entail and it proved to be the toughest year of his life. This is a blow by blow account of Mark's journey throughout that year where he had to organise and train for this monumental event. He soon realised that this was not just about the challenge of swimming the English Channel but was also about overcoming many personal challenges and confronting his inner demons along the way. Mark talks openly about his low moments when he wanted to give up altogether and also his high points and the comical situations he found himself in. From the intimate details of a child's beginnings to a man's fears and troubles, Mark's story is so captivating and honest. Mark discloses his innermost thoughts and feelings including those he experienced during the swim itself. Following on from his successful solo swim Mark returned to the Channel a few years later to organise two relay teams to race to France. The final part of the book details the organisation of this challenge and finishes with an account of the race itself. Mark Ransom's book aims to entertain, inform and inspire. This is as close as you can get to experiencing an English Channel Swim without actually doing it!

UltraMental Updated in 2017 Full Color

The conventional wisdom of training for ultra-endurance events is that you need to be able to devote many hours a week to the task in order to prepare your body and mind for success. In this book, I challenge that wisdom.

Author: Andy Magness

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781548575458

Category:

Page: 78

View: 997

The conventional wisdom of training for ultra-endurance events is that you need to be able to devote many hours a week to the task in order to prepare your body and mind for success. In this book, I challenge that wisdom. Although the above path certainly works for some, a lack of copious amounts of time shouldn't put off those who are keen to work harder rather than longer in trying and succeeding at even the hardest events. Based on the my decade long personal experiment in doing more with less, UltraMental calls upon readily available research to support the idea that consistent high intensity training can provide a level of fitness from which the aspiring endurance athlete can take on even the world's toughest challenges. The book also addresses perhaps one of the most overlooked aspects of success in endurance events--the mental side of the equation. Delving into my own past, I plumb the depth of my own psyche to determine what psychological traits have been critical during my own pursuits. I also examine contemporary psychological theories of fatigue and present a compelling argument as to why attention to the mind is so important. The book is chock full of unique tips and guidelines for getting the most out of high intensity training and provides a framework for creating your own personal training program. Example programs, workout descriptions, and an appendix of additional materials and links to research are also included.