Run or Die

The Inspirational Memoir of the World's Greatest Ultra-Runner

Auteur: Kilian Jornet
Uitgever: Velopress
  • Engels
  • 1e druk
  • 9781937715090
  • juli 2013
  • Paperback
  • 185 pagina's
Alle productspecificaties

Samenvatting

Shortlisted for the 2014 William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award National Geographic Adventurer of the Year 2014 The most dominating endurance athlete of his generation. The New York Times An exceptional athlete. A dominating force. An extraordinary person. Kilian Jornet has conquered some of the toughest physical tests on the planet. He has run up and down Mt. Kilimanjaro faster than any other human being, and struck down world records in every challenge that has been proposed, all before the age of 25. Redefining what is possible, Jornet continually pushes the limits of human ability, astonishing competitors with his near-superhuman fitness and ability. Born and raised at 6,000 feet above sea level in the Spanish Pyrenees, Jornet climbed an 11,000 foot mountain the highest mountain in the region at age 5. Now Jornet adores the mountains with the same ferocity with which he runs them. In Run or Die he shares his passion, inviting readers into a fascinating world rich with the beauty of rugged trails and mountain vistas, the pulse-pounding drama of racing, and an intense love for sport and the landscapes that surround him. In his book, Jornet describes his record-breaking runs at Lake Tahoe, Western States 100, Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc, and Mount Kilimanjaro the first of his ambitious Summits of My Life project in which Jornet will attempt to break records climbing the highest peaks on each continent. In turns inspiring, insightful, candid, and deeply personal, this is a book written from the heart of the world s greatest endurance runner, for whom life presents one simple choice: Run. Or die. Trail running's first true breakout star [Jornet] has yet to find a record he can't shatter. Runner s World

Recensie(s)

The most dominating endurance athlete of his generation. New York Times Trail running s first true breakout star [Jornet] has yet to find a record he can t shatter. Runner s World Rarely has a top-of-the-world athlete offered such candor, honesty and wisdom while still in his or her prime as Kilian Jornet does in Run or Die His time in the mountains has made him a wise old soul and a great storyteller An intriguing read. Competitor magazine Kilian Jornet is the world's best. Outside An engaging read Kilian is the best mountain runner of any distance from one vertical kilometer to 100 miles, having won most every big race and set fastest known times on the biggest of peaks around the world. Running Times We are brought into the heart and soul of who many consider the fastest ultrarunner to hit this planet. The story is raw. It is rough, and it is emotional. [The casual runner] may not feel the pain, the anguish, the push and pull of the emotions, but I can guarantee the mountaineer, adventurer, ultrarunner, or long distance athlete who ponders what sport and adventure truly mean to them will appreciate and take in what it means to be Kilian Jornet. Active.com Jornet unspools a dream-like narrative of his thoughts on running in present-tense storytelling that brings the reader along on such romps as an eight-day crossing of the Pyrenees, a 165-km passage of the Tahoe Rim Trail, and a couple of record-breaking mountain climbs Readers hungering to find meaning in their own running experiences will find poetry to savor here. Canadian Running magazine Jornet also proves his ability as a talented writer and budding philosopher, effectively describing each scene with honesty and moving self-realizations. Readers will not only be able to visualize the beautifully painted mountain scenes, but will find themselves drawn into his adventures; tasting the mountain air and seeing the glint of first light with Kilian as their guide. TriEdge.com For us mortals in the loneliness of a long run when every muscle just wants to lay down on the grass perhaps it is best to ask, What would Kilian do? and run another mile. ForeWord Reviews An inside story on some of the seemingly superhuman accomplishments of the best endurance mountain runner in the world. Triathlon Magazine Canada The most dominating endurance athlete of his generation. -- New York Times Trail running's first true breakout star...[Jornet] has yet to find a record he can't shatter. -- Runner's World Rarely has a top-of-the-world athlete offered such candor, honesty and wisdom while still in his or her prime as Kilian Jornet does in Run or Die. ..His time in the mountains has made him a wise old soul and a great storyteller...An intriguing read. -- Competitor magazine Kilian Jornet is the world's best. -- Outside An engaging read...Kilian is...the best mountain runner of any distance from one vertical kilometer to 100 miles, having won most every big race and set fastest known times on the biggest of peaks around the world. -- Running Times We are brought into the heart and soul of who many consider the fastest ultrarunner to hit this planet. The story is raw. It is rough, and it is emotional. [The casual runner] may not feel the pain, the anguish, the push and pull of the emotions, but I can guarantee the mountaineer, adventurer, ultrarunner, or long distance athlete who ponders what sport and adventure truly mean to them will appreciate and take in what it means to be Kilian Jornet. --Active.com In his book, Run or Die, Kilian Jornet offers a raw, unapologetic look into his life, training and motivations for succeeding, and is filled with a selection of exciting first-hand accounts of his many adventures. -- TriEdge.net Run or Die is Jornet's remarkable story, a recap of an unprecedented life and sports career that's just getting started. But instead of simply chronicling his triumphs, Jornet writes from the heart to motivate readers of all abilities. Get ready to chase your own extremes. -- Greatist Run or Die makes me want to run an ultra marathon. I've often wondered what people think, including elite athletes, when they are running distances of 100 miles or more. The detailsa

4.3
van de 5
3 reviews
0
0
0
2
1
4
  • Meeslepend
    1
  • openhartig
    1
  • Praktisch
    1
  • Heldere uitleg
    1
2
  • Ingewikkeld
    1
  • Te theoretisch
    1
Toon meer punten Toon alleen de eerste 3 punten
  • Topatleet vs. gevoelige jongen
    • Meeslepend
    • openhartig

    Jornet is misschien wel de beste (ultra)trailrunner van de wereld. Al op zeer jonge leeftijd heeft hij grote wedstrijden op zijn naam gezet.
    In dit boek legt hij openhartig uit hoe hij atleet is geworden en wat er in hem speelt. Tijdens races geeft hij alles voor de winst en lijkt hij onoverwinnelijk. Jornet laat zien dat achter die coole blik van hem een onzeker jongetje schuilgaat.
    Jornet weet goed de sfeer, de omgeving en de gevoelens te schetsen van de momenten waarover hij schrijft. Hierdoor leest het boek zeer prettig en ben je telkens weer benieuwd naar het volgende hoofdstuk. Je voelt de spanning, de emoties, de teleurstellingen en de roes van de overwinningen!

    Vond je dit een nuttige review?
    8 0 Ongepaste review?
  • Leerrijk en inspirerend

    de auteur is verbazend openhartig over de zware momenten tijdens zijn trainingen en wedstrijden. Interessante en motiverende lectuur voor de liefhebber.

    Vond je dit een nuttige review?
    0 0 Ongepaste review?
  • Interessan
    • Praktisch
    • Heldere uitleg
    • Ingewikkeld
    • Te theoretisch

    Wel goed, maar born to run is beter

    Vond je dit een nuttige review?
    0 0 Ongepaste review?

Productspecificaties

Inhoud

Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
Paperback
Verschijningsdatum
juli 2013
Druk
1e druk
Aantal pagina's
185 pagina's
Illustraties
Nee
ISBN13
9781937715090

Betrokkenen

Auteur
Kilian Jornet
Uitgever
Velopress

EAN

EAN
9781937715090

Overige kenmerken

Extra groot lettertype
Nee

Je vindt dit artikel in

Categorieën
Studieboek of algemeen
Algemene boeken
Nieuw of tweedehands
Nieuw
Verschijningsvorm
Paperback
Type boek
Biografieën
15, 99
8 - 13 dagen Tooltip
Verkoop door bol.com
  • Gratis verzending vanaf 20 euro
  • 30 dagen bedenktijd en gratis retourneren
  • Ophalen bij een bol.com afhaalpunt mogelijk
  • Dag en nacht klantenservice
Andere verkopers (2)

Vaak samen gekocht

Vragen en antwoorden (0)