Passion, Determination, Unbelievable
The relationship between Dusty and Scott especially on the Deadwood 100 when Scott was basically finished.
Scott's difficult childhood makes it impressive achievement. That through so much personal adversity at home, he was able to simply Eat and Run!!
"Sensational and informative!!!"
Great audiobook well narrated and a truly inspiring story that makes my years of training feel inadequate. Also some great insights to making the switch to a plant based diet.
"Great listen to a fascinating character"
Jurek is a ultra-running legend, and this book is a decent telling of his story. However it's all very deadpan and serious - no lighter moments, no laughs. Just a monotonous narrative of talent intertwined with struggle.
For Jurek it is about the winning, not about the competing. This makes him less personable. I don't get people who claim that he is humble - he doesn't come across as such, although he is far from obnoxious.
His side of the "Born To Run" story, plus his wins at WS100.
Very easy listen. ..very intresting story about running and life's trials and tribulations and one very accomplished guy ...Hats of to Scott
Really demonstrates the potential of the human body and mind. I would recommend this to everyone not just runners.
I enjoyed the book very much but wish I had a written copy for the recipes.
"Awesome, intense hardcore dude"
The sheer will power and determination of one man, inspiring and remarkable what we can do as humans
Running through death valley, the detail of the pain and misery and suffering while being pushed to do more and then doing so
The main character Scott
Just all quite inspiring
"An inspiring story"
I'd listen to it again, not just because I found it inspiring both to run more and eat better food, but also because it finishes with some great recipes.
The story of the Tarahumara found in 'Born to Run' crosses over with this story, and contains some similar advice on how to run more effectively, and without injuring yourself.
Since this wasn't a story full of drawn characters, and in fact was all in the voice of Scott himself, this was rarely necessary, but Dunn-Baker was a good choice of reader.
I can't name a specific moment, but the further I got into the book, the more I wanted to run, and the further I wanted to go.
Whether you're new to running or a seasoned ultra-marathoner yourself, I think you'll find lots in this book to inspire you.
Scott Jurek's tale is amazing!
This is one of the best books I've bought on Audible. Brilliant!
"Inspiring, not only for runners"
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, in which Jurek unveils his life long journey and the accounts of his impressive career. He comes across as a nice, down to earth guy who truly achieved greatness, but had to deal with some serious struggles as well. I listened to it in my long runs, and the several race accounts were great in helping me push through when it was tough, something I imagine Jurek is really good at. But I would recommend this book not only to runners. It is inspiring, approachable, funny and at times fascinating. 5 stars.