Here are some books about ultras:
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"Running Beyond the Marathon: insights into the longest footrace in the world"

Founded in 1997 to exemplify the endless possibilities of the human spirit, 
the Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race is held every year on a concrete footpath
 around an 883 metre block in Queens, New York. It is the world ís longest 
certified foot race.

Running 18 hours a day, from 6:00am to midnight, for 51 days, runners must 
average a minimum of 60 miles a day (96.6km) to complete the distance. This 
involves circumnavigating the block 5649 times. Over the duration of the race, 
runners wear out fifteen pairs of shoes, and their feet swell an extra two 
sizes. In a typical New York summer, temperatures can reach 40 degrees 
centigrade with 85% humidity. Competitors must contend with boredom, fatigue, 
torrential deluges, extreme pain, injuries and sleep deprivation óbut most of 
all, they have to deal with themselves. Outwardly for their efforts they will 
receive a plastic trophy and a t-shirt; but they make a lifetime of progress.

Loaded with training tips, anecdotes and race stories, join four-time finisher, 
West Australian Grahak Cunningham as he takes you on the journey from his first 
race in 2007 as a multiday novice to his ultimate victory in 2012 where he 
averaged 71 miles (114km) a day for 43 days, and discover what he learnt along 
the way.

Available from www.GrahakCunningham.com, Smashwords or Amazon. 
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"Hardrock Fever"

Excerpt:
At the pass the snow-covered trail follows the side of a cliff leading to 
Little Giant saddle.  To my right a steep grassy slope ends at the top of 
a sheer cliff that plummets hundreds of feet into a rocky basin.  A misstep 
on the icy surface could be fatal.  Footsteps of previous runners have sunk 
deep into the snowbank that has melted since last weekend when John, Helen 
and I were up here.  Tonight we cross the snow bridge quickly.

available for $12.95:

Bob Boeder
PO Box 318
Silverton, CO 81433-0318
Home: 970-387-5271
boedr@hotmail.com

http://www.RobertBoeder.com/

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"It Has Nothing To Do With Age", by Frank Lieberman, PhD

"It Has Nothing To Do With Age" is a testimonial to the 65
and older age group who push their physical, mental, and
emotional limits to unfathomable levels. Explore the
underlying motivation of these passionate men and women
as they undertake such grueling athletic endeavors as
The Tevis Cup, The Hawaiian Ironman, The Molokai to
Oaho Outrigger canoe race, and the Swanton Pacific
100 mile Ride & Tie. Let inspiration consume you
through the powerful drive and determination of these
extreme athletes who undeniably prove they are not
defined by their age.

223 pages
(ISBN: 978-0-9836764-0-9)

Available for $14.99 on Amazon.com

Wintergoose Publishing
2701 Del Paso Road, 130-92
Sacramento, CA 95835


http://www.WinterGoosePublishing.com/

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"FIXING YOUR FEET: Preventative Maintenance and Treatment for Foot
Problems of Runners, Hikers, and Adventure Racers" - 4th Edition

This book provides runners, hikers, and adventure racers with a complete
source of information about proper foot care. Too often athletes spend
vast amounts of money, time, and thought on training, equipment and
travel, but spend little or no preparation on their feet. All factors in
foot care are explored. You learn:
-    to be proactive in order to prevent problems with your feet through
     proper preventative maintenance
-    to be reactive with treatments when problems develop
-    what supplies and resources are available to help fix your feet  

352 pages
(ISBN: 0-899974-17-1)

Available for $18.95

Footwork Publications
352 Fragrance Court
Manteca, CA 95337

http://www.footworkpub.com/FYF.html

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"Chasing the Runner's High: My Sixty Million-Step Program", 
by Ray Charbonneau

Chasing the Runner's High is the story of how Ray Charbonneau pushed 
his passion for running up to, and then past, his limits. Ray shares 
what he learned, what he should have learned, and what he still has 
to learn from running.

Itís a great read for runners or for non-runners who want to better 
understand their running friends!

It's only $12.99 for the trade paperback or you can name your own 
price for the eBook!

A portion of the proceeds from sales of Chasing the Runner's High 
will be donated to charity.

262 pages

(ISBN-13 978-1453845639)

From www.Amazon.com

http://www.ChasingTheRunnersHigh.com/

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Great book on the experience of running the Grand Slam in '94:

"Beyond the Marathon: The Grand Slam of Trail Ultrarunning"

140 pages, 12 photographs, detailed accounts (plus profiles) of Old
Dominion, Western States, Leadville and Wasatch Front

(ISBN 1-884778-15-1)
available for $10.95:

Bob Boeder
PO Box 318
Silverton, CO 81433
boedr@hotmail.com

http://www.StevensCreek.com/books/grandslam.html

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Running the Appalachian Trail and the Trans-American Footrace:

"A Quest for Adventure", by David Horton and Rebekah Trittipoe

223 pages, 21 photographs, describing David Horton's conquest of the 
Appalachian Trail in 1991 and his 1995 finish of the Trans-America 
Footrace.

(ISBN 1-890306-05-3)
available for $14.95, plus $3.00 S&H (VA residents add 4.5%) from:

Quest Enterprises
P.O. Box 491
Forest, VA 24551
RunHorton@juno.com

http://www.ExtremeUltraRunning.com/bookstore/

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"The End of the Trail: A 100 Mile Running Odyssey", 
by John David Fischer

In 1979 John David Fischer decides to take up running to lose weight and get in
 shape. He runs his first race, a four miler, in 1980. Just six years later he
 decides to challenge the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run, the country's
 most well-known ultra endurance running event, a race run over the Sierra Nevada
 mountain range from the Squaw Valley ski area to the town of Auburn in California.

(ISBN 0-9779911-0-5)
available for $16 (includes tax and postage) from:

J. D. Fischer
2306 S. Memory St.
Visalia, CA 93277

or on-line from:

Zombie Runners

http://www.ZombieRunner.com/store/product366.html

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"Women Who Run", 
by Shanti Sosienski

Women Who Run is a collection of inspirational profiles on women from around the
 world who live and love running. From breast cancer survivor Louise Cooper, the
 Runnerís World columnist Kristin Armstrong, to ultra runner Pam Reed, to adventure
 racer Rebecca Rusch, to up and coming high school track star Sheryl Page from
 Oregon these womenís stories offer everybody a reason to get off the couch and
 head outside for some fresh air.

(ISBN 1-58005-183-9)
available for $15.95 from:

Shanti Sosienski
Box 7194 
Ketchum, ID 83340
P 208-726-1027

or on-line from:

http://www.ShantiSos.com/womenwhorun/

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Colorado Trailrunners Guide:

"Trail Runners Guide to Colorado: 50 Great Trail Runs", 
by Phil Mislinski, Monique Cole and Scott Boulbol

208 pages, 50 B/W photographs, and 48 maps describing trail runs from 4 to 28 miles

(ISBN 1-55591-409-8)
available for $16.95:

Fulcrum Publishing

http://www.fulcrum-books.com/productdetails.cfm?PC=5493

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"Ultra Superior", 
by Phillip Gary Smith

108 pages

(ISBN 978-1-4303-0478-4)
available for $15.28:

From www.Lulu.com

http://www.ultrasuperior.com/

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